Posterior cerebral artery dissection on a serial magnetic resonance angiography

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Abstract

Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) dissection in children seldom is reported in the literature. This is the second report of acute PCA dissection with infarct occurring in a young child. A serial magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated a delayed and transient narrowing of the arterial caliber, which was consistent with a focal PCA dissection with delayed vascular recanalization. PCA dissection should be included in the causes of infarct in children and a thorough and serial neurovascular imaging should be considered if no cause of stroke is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-399
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Development
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1

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Keywords

  • Arterial dissection
  • Infarct
  • Posterior cerebral artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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