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What is Vertebral Artery Dissection?

What is Vertebral Artery Dissection?

  • Vertebral Artery Dissection: A tear that develops in the vertebral artery and tends to result in a stroke. It is the most common cause of stroke in young people. Vertebral artery dissections can be caused by trauma to the neck, manipulation of the spine (chiropractics), high blood pressure or even blowing the nose in some cases.
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection: Dissection of the wall of the vertebral artery, leading to the formation of an aneurysm that may occlude the vessel. Thrombus formation may occur and give rise to emboli. Cervical fractures or related NECK INJURIES and CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA are commonly associated conditions, although this process may occur spontaneously. Ischemia, infarction, and hemorrhage in the vascular distribution of the affected vertebral artery may complicate this condition.
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Vertebral Artery Dissection: Introduction

Types of Vertebral Artery Dissection:

Broader types of Vertebral Artery Dissection:

How serious is Vertebral Artery Dissection?

Complications of Vertebral Artery Dissection: see complications of Vertebral Artery Dissection

What causes Vertebral Artery Dissection?

Causes of Vertebral Artery Dissection: see causes of Vertebral Artery Dissection

What are the symptoms of Vertebral Artery Dissection?

Symptoms of Vertebral Artery Dissection: see symptoms of Vertebral Artery Dissection

Complications of Vertebral Artery Dissection: see complications of Vertebral Artery Dissection

Vertebral Artery Dissection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vertebral Artery Dissection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vertebral Artery Dissection.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vertebral Artery Dissection: Neurologist, Neurosurgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vertebral Artery Dissection.
Treatments for Vertebral Artery Dissection: see treatments for Vertebral Artery Dissection
Research for Vertebral Artery Dissection: see research for Vertebral Artery Dissection

Name of Vertebral Artery Dissection

Main name of condition: Vertebral Artery Dissection

 

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