Journal Article

A Case of Delayed Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection

Stephen N Dunay, Michael D Perreault and Lindsay K Grubish

in Military Medicine

Volume 183, issue 5-6, pages e276-e277
Published in print May 2018 | ISSN: 0026-4075
Published online February 2018 | e-ISSN: 1930-613X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usx096
A Case of Delayed Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Abstract

Vertebral artery dissection is of special clinical importance because of its often-delayed presentation and the risk of potentially permanent neurological deficit, or even death, as a result of injury. Once a rarely discovered injury, the better availability and use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have contributed to an increased incidence. Early diagnosis and treatment can almost eliminate the threat of acute cerebral vascular injury and save lives. In this report, we review a case of delayed traumatic vertebral artery dissection and discuss the key clinical findings and management strategies.

Keywords: Emergency medicine; Trauma; Vertebral artery dissection; Neurology

Journal Article.  1213 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Emergency Medicine ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Military Psychology ; Warfare and Defence

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