Journal article

Risk factors and clinical features of craniocervical arterial dissection

Lucy C Thomas, Darren A Rivett, John R Attia, Mark Parsons, Christopher Levi

MANUAL THERAPY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2011

Abstract

Craniocervical arterial dissection is one of the most common causes of ischaemic stroke in young people and is occasionally associated with neck manipulation. Identification of individuals at risk will guide risk management. Early recognition of dissection in progress will expedite medical intervention. Study aims were to identify risk factors and presenting features of craniocervical arterial dissection. Medical records of patients from the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia aged ≤ 55 years with radiographically confirmed or suspected vertebral or internal carotid artery dissection, were retrospectively compared with matched controls with stroke from some other cause. Records were ..

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