Occult traumatic dissection of vertebral artery with an excellent outcome

G. Stranjalis, F. Papavlassopoulos, A. T. Kouyialis, S. Korfias, N. Bontozoglou, D. E. Sakas

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Abstract

We present the case of a young male with severe head injury, cervico-thoracic fractures, and an initially unrecognized brainstem infarct due to unilateral dissection of vertebral artery, who made an unusually excellent recovery. This report stresses the importance of prompt clinico-imaging diagnosis and prophylactic anticoagulant treatment in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Cervical vascular injury
  • Dissection
  • Severe head injury
  • TBI

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    Stranjalis, G., Papavlassopoulos, F., Kouyialis, A. T., Korfias, S., Bontozoglou, N., & Sakas, D. E. (2004). Occult traumatic dissection of vertebral artery with an excellent outcome. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 18(4), 389-391. https://doi.org/10.1080/02688690400005222