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Spontaneous cervical artery dissection: an update on clinical and diagnostic aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19099146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous cervical arterial dissection (SCAD) is a non-traumatic tear or disruption in the wall of the internal carotid arteries or the vertebral arteries. It accounts for about 25% of strokes in patients aged under 45 years. Awareness of its clinical features and advances in imaging over the last two decades have contributed to earlier identification of this condition. SCAD has become the commonest form of vascular lesion identified in the cervical carotid and vertebral arteries, second only to atherosclerosis. This review is an update on the epidemiology, vulnerable arterial segments, risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, current treatment and prognosis of SCAD.
Cynthia Resende Campos-Herrera; Milberto Scaff; Fábio Iuji Yamamoto; Adriana Bastos Conforto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  922-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Municipal Hospital Mário Gatti, Campinas SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Vertebral Artery Dissection / diagnosis*,  therapy*

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