The case history is described of a man in his late 50s who presented with recurrent vertebrobasilar ischemic events despite maximal medical treatment in the setting of a complete left vertebral artery ostial occlusion. The complete occlusion was successfully treated with a drug-eluting stent. The patient has been symptom-free for 6 months. Stenting of vertebral artery ostial occlusion is technically feasible in well-selected cases.
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