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Vertebral Artery Dissection

Vertebral Artery Dissection: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Vertebral Artery Dissection is available below.

Symptoms of Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Vertebral Artery Dissection: Complications

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Causes of Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Vertebral Artery Dissection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Vertebral Artery Dissection: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Clinical Trials for Vertebral Artery Dissection

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Definitions of 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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Vertebral Artery Dissection

  1. Vertebral Artery Dissection: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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