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Lesson of the month (1). Homonymous left hemianopia secondary to traumatic extracranial vertebral artery dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22268324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This lesson reports the case of a 32-year-old female presenting with left-sided homonymous hemianopia after a road traffic accident. A diagnosis of vertebral artery dissection (VAD) was missed at presentation after an initial computed tomography head scan was normal. Later, VAD was confirmed on neck magnetic resonance imaging. VAD is an uncommon cause of stroke in the young and, to date, there are no current emergency guidelines available for the management of patients with the condition.
Hala Kanona; Vanessa Tuboku-Metzger; Khaldoon Wahab
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  2012-02-07     Revised Date:  2012-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart of England Foundation Trust, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Hemianopsia / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vertebral Artery Dissection / complications*,  diagnosis,  etiology*
Whiplash Injuries / complications*
Comment In:
Clin Med. 2012 Apr;12(2):185   [PMID:  22586801 ]

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