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Vertebral arterial dissection associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome in a child.
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PMID:  11935247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Vertebral artery dissection resulting in stroke is rare in children. We report here on a 7-year-old boy with Klippel-Feil abnormality, who presented with a pontine infarction after a supervised swimming session. METHODS: Evaluation after a second acute neurological event included a formal cerebral angiogram, which revealed a complete upper basilar artery occlusion and right vertebral arterial dissection. Cervical spine radiographs demonstrated an associated fusion of the C2 and C3 vertebrae. Anticoagulation therapy was initiated, and the neurological deficits associated with the pontine infarction resolved. Anticoagulation was discontinued after 6 months of therapy, with no recurrence of symptoms. CONCLUSION: Vertebral artery dissection may rarely be associated with Klippel-Feil abnormality in children.
I Hasan; S Wapnick; M L Kutscher; W T Couldwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2001-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-05     Completed Date:  2002-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla and New York, NY 10595, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology
Cervical Vertebrae / radiography
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*
Klippel-Feil Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vertebral Artery*
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