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Neurovascular Carotid and Vertebral Arterial Dissection and Blunt Vessel Injury

  • G. Lee PrideJr.Email author
  • Babu G. Welch
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Abstract

Neurovascular dissections are relatively common lesions that physicians involved in the care of cerebrovascular patients can expect to encounter. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of these lesions can mitigate significant neurologic complications. Medical therapy, while effective in most circumstances for nonhemorrhagic lesions, is occasionally inadequate to prevent ischemic symptoms, leading to a role for interventional treatment (open surgical or endovascular) to prevent stroke. Endovascular treatment with deconstructive or reconstructive techniques has become the dominant interventional strategy in the treatment of these lesions.

Keywords

Carotid arterial dissection Blunt vessel injury Vertebral arterial dissection Endovascular treatment of neurovascular dissections Neurovascular dissections Intracranial dissections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Radiology and NeurosurgeryUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Neurological Surgery and RadiologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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