J Korean Neurotraumatol Soc.  2009 Jun;5(1):22-24. 10.13004/jknts.2009.5.1.22.

Post-Traumatic Middle Cerebral Artery Dissection: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Goyang, Korea. hsrkmj@paik.ac.kr

Abstract

Blunt injury to the carotid artery is rare but may produce a devastating outcome. Dissection of the internal carotid artery is the most frequent cause of trauma related cerebral infarction, whereas post-traumatic middle cerebral artery dissection (MCAD) has rarely been encountered clinically. We report a case of cerebral infarction who suggested post-traumatic MCAD. The patho-physiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options of trauma induced MCAD are discussed.

Keyword

Trauma; Infarction; Middle cerebral artery; Dissection

MeSH Terms

Carotid Arteries
Carotid Artery, Internal
Cerebral Infarction
Infarction
Middle Cerebral Artery
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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