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Artery-to-artery embolism with a mobile mural thrombus due to rotational vertebral artery occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19021833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rotational vertebral artery (VA) occlusion can cause ischemic strokes due to hemodynamic insufficiency and possibly artery-to-artery (A-to-A) embolism. The former is known as bow hunter's stroke. The latter has been proposed only from indirect evidence. We have described a 7-year-old boy with cerebral infarction associated with A-to-A embolism due to repetitive rotational VA occlusion. He had a mobile mural thrombus at the VA occlusion site on head rotation. Surgical treatment may effectively prevent recurrences.
Kozue Saito; Makito Hirano; Toshiaki Taoka; Hiroyuki Nakagawa; Takanori Kitauchi; Emi Tanizawa; Koichi Yoshida; Yoshihiko Sakurai; Kentaro Tamura; Hiroyuki Nakase; Akira Yoshioka; Toshisuke Sakaki; Kimihiko Kichikawa; Satoshi Ueno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroimaging     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-27     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Infarction / etiology,  radiography*
Embolism / complications,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vertebral Artery / radiography*
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / complications,  radiography*

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