Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 160, Issue 2, pp 249–251 | Cite as

Traumatic vertebral artery rupture causing intraspinal hematoma and progressive neurological symptoms

Case Report - Spine
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Abstract

Traumatic vertebral artery rupture is extremely rare. Herein, we report a case of traumatic vertebral artery rupture causing extensive intraspinal hematoma and progressive neurological symptoms.

Keywords

Traumatic Vertebral artery Rupture Intraspinal hematoma 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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