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Traumatic Extracranial Dissection
Gary M. Nesbit, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Cervicocephalic arterial dissection
            • Definitions

              • Traumatic intramural hemorrhage of internal carotid artery (ICA) or vertebral artery (VA)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Angiographic Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Chamoun RB et al: Extracranial traumatic carotid artery dissections in children: a review of current diagnosis and treatment options. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2(2):101-8, 2008
                                          2. Benninger DH et al: Mechanism of ischemic infarct in spontaneous carotid dissection. Stroke. 35(2):482-5, 2004
                                          3. Mizutani T et al: Healing process for cerebral dissecting aneurysms presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 54(2):342-7; discussion 347-8, 2004
                                          4. Oelerich M et al: Craniocervical artery dissection: MR imaging and MR angiographic findings. Eur Radiol. 9(7):1385-91, 1999
                                          5. Provenzale JM et al: Spontaneous vertebral dissection: clinical, conventional angiographic, CT, and MR findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 20(2):185-93, 1996
                                          6. Provenzale JM: Dissection of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries: imaging features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(5):1099-104, 1995
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Cervicocephalic arterial dissection
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Traumatic intramural hemorrhage of internal carotid artery (ICA) or vertebral artery (VA)

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Angiographic Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Chamoun RB et al: Extracranial traumatic carotid artery dissections in children: a review of current diagnosis and treatment options. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2(2):101-8, 2008
                                                                                  2. Benninger DH et al: Mechanism of ischemic infarct in spontaneous carotid dissection. Stroke. 35(2):482-5, 2004
                                                                                  3. Mizutani T et al: Healing process for cerebral dissecting aneurysms presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 54(2):342-7; discussion 347-8, 2004
                                                                                  4. Oelerich M et al: Craniocervical artery dissection: MR imaging and MR angiographic findings. Eur Radiol. 9(7):1385-91, 1999
                                                                                  5. Provenzale JM et al: Spontaneous vertebral dissection: clinical, conventional angiographic, CT, and MR findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 20(2):185-93, 1996
                                                                                  6. Provenzale JM: Dissection of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries: imaging features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(5):1099-104, 1995