An unusual cause of vertebral artery dissection: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Fernando D. Testai, Philip B. Gorelick

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Brain-supplying arterial dissection is considered one of the most common vascular causes of stroke in younger patients. Dissections are usually preceded by trauma or mechanical stress; the vascular stressor may be trivial as this condition has been described in association with manipulation and stretching the neck. Here we describe a case of vertebral artery dissection and stroke following esophagogastroduodenoscopy. This case highlights a potentially serious complication that may occur after procedures that require hyperextension of the neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number915484
JournalStroke Research and Treatment
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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