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Traumatic rupture of intracranial vertebral artery due to hyperextension of the head: reports on three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2210554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In three cases of fatal basal subarachnoid hemorrhage due to rupture of the normal intracranial vertebral artery, the ruptures appeared to have been caused by overstretching of the vertebral artery from traumatic hyperextension of the head. In the first case, that of a 31-year-old male pedestrian who, while intoxicated, had been hit from behind by a car, symmetrically located bilateral complete and incomplete tearing of the vertebral arteries was found. In both of the other two cases, involving women aged 37 and 51 found dead after receiving fist blows to the face while intoxicated, complete rupture of the vertebral artery was found. The blood alcohol concentrations of the three cases ranged from 1.6 to 1.7 mg/g at autopsy.
Authors:
T Miyazaki; T Kojima; F Chikasue; M Yashiki; H Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-09     Completed Date:  1990-11-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Legal Medicine, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcoholic Intoxication / complications*
Cause of Death
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Rupture
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*
Vertebral Artery / injuries*

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