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Vertebral artery dissection: natural history, clinical features and therapeutic considerations.
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PMID:  19096659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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When a tear occurs in one of the major cervicocerebral arteries and allows blood to enter the wall of the artery and split its layers, the result is either stenosis or aneurysmal dilatation of the vessel. Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an infrequent occurrence but is a leading cause of stroke in young and otherwise healthy patients. This article discusses recent developments in understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of VAD and the various clinical manifestations, methods of diagnosis, and approaches to treatment.
Authors:
Kwan-Woong Park; Jong-Sun Park; Sun-Chul Hwang; Soo-Bin Im; Won-Han Shin; Bum-Tae Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  44     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
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