Simultaneous bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection following chiropractic manipulation: case report and review of the literature
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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.
KeywordsArterial dissection Chiropractice Magnetic resonance imaging Angiography
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