Simultaneous bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection following chiropractic manipulations: Case report and review of the literature

Rohini Narahari Nadgir, L. A. Loevner, T. Ahmed, G. Moonis, J. Chalela, K. Slawek, S. Imbesi

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Abstract

Single-vessel cervical arterial dissections typically occur in young adults and are a common cause of cerebral ischemia and stroke. Although the pathogenesis of multivessel dissection is unclear, it is thought to be a consequence of underlying collagen vascular disease. We present a 34-year-old previously healthy man who developed bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection following chiropractic manipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume45
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Arterial dissection
  • Chiropractice
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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