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Fatal Bilateral Vertebral Artery Dissection after Trauma
Seong-Hyun Park, M.D., Jeong-Hyun Hwang, M.D., Joo-Kyung Sung, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University College of Medicine, Korea
Fatal Bilateral Vertebral Artery Dissection after Trauma
Seong-Hyun Park, M.D., Jeong-Hyun Hwang, M.D., Joo-Kyung Sung, M.D.
Abstract
We report a case of fatal basilar artery thrombosis(BAT) from bilateral traumatic vertebral artery dissection(VAD), only accompanied by posterior neck pain. Prompt recognition for BAT, consideration about natural history of VAD and early exami- nation with MRI, MRA may lead to successful thrombolytic treatment and may improve survival.
Keywords: Vertebral artery dissection․Basilar artery thrombosis․Cerebral infarction․MRA


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