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Vertebral artery dissection presenting as acute cerebrovascular accident.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18514471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vertebral artery dissection is a lesser known but significant cause of stroke in young, healthy people. Given its infrequency of presentation, emergency physicians may not always recognize its common symptoms-vertigo, diplopia, ataxia, and dysarthria-as a stroke. In this case report, we describe a patient with vertebral artery dissection presenting with atypical symptoms and discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, presentation, clinical examination findings, imaging modalities, and treatment of this disease.
Authors:
Sabrina N Kratz; Kenneth H Butler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
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