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Cerebellar infarction from a traumatic vertebral artery dissection in a child.
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PMID:  9520078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infarction due to vertebral dissection is a rarely reported event in children. We describe the clinical presentation, radiological findings and surgical treatment of a child with cerebellar infarction resulting from a traumatic vertebral artery dissection. Review of the literature on stroke due to a vertebral artery dissection in the pediatric population shows that trauma is a common preceding event. Although the most common site of traumatic vertebral artery dissection is at C1-2 level, our case illustrates that the vertebral artery dissection may also involve the lower cervical segment. We emphasize that vertebral artery dissection should be considered in a child with acute symptoms and signs of posterior circulation ischemia and that MRI and MR angiography may be helpful in the diagnosis of infarction and vertebral artery dissection.
S H Kim; E Kosnik; C Madden; J Rusin; D Wack; H Bartkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-18     Completed Date:  1998-05-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  etiology*
Cerebellum / blood supply*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*
Eye Injuries / complications
Infarction / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Vertebral Artery / injuries*

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