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Transient headache related to enlargement of the contralateral vertebral artery after vertebral artery occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18221772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Endovascular proximal parent artery occlusion has been performed for VA dissection. We describe a case that presented with headache associated with transient enlargement of contralateral VA after VA occlusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old man presented with constant occipital headache on the left due to left VA dissection. Proximal parent artery occlusion of the left VA with detachable coils was performed, and the headache disappeared after coil occlusion. However, the patient presented with occipital headache on the right 1 week later. The MRI showed enlargement of the right VA compared with before the procedure. Four weeks later, the right occipital headache disappeared, and MRI showed improvement of enlargement of the right VA. CONCLUSION: The patient might present with right occipital headache related to transient enlargement of contralateral VA after VA occlusion. Careful postoperative neuroradiological examination of the contralateral VA is required because contralateral VA enlargement may be caused by hemodynamic stress after VA occlusion.
Shigeyuki Sakamoto; Shinji Ohba; Masaaki Shibukawa; Yoshihiro Kiura; Takahito Okazaki; Kaoru Kurisu; Yosuke Kajihara; Kazutoshi Mukada
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dilatation, Pathologic / diagnosis,  etiology
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
Headache / etiology*
Middle Aged
Vertebral Artery*
Vertebral Artery Dissection / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*

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