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J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2016 Jun;18(2):100-105. English. Case Report.
Kim SH , Lee YS , Suh SJ , Lee JH , Ryu KY , Kang DG .
Department of Neurosurgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

A basilar artery dissection (BAD) is an extremely rare disease. It can lead to hemorrhage or infarction involving the brain stem, and is often associated with grave outcome. However, little is known about the pathophysiology of BAD, and its proper managements are yet in controversy. Herein, we report on two rare cases of basilar artery dissection from strenuous physical effort; one from sexual intercourse and another from defecation. The treatment modalities and the outcomes are also discussed.

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