Intracranial vertebral artery dissection with subarachnoid hemorrhage following child abuse

Pamela H. Nguyen, Delilah M. Burrowes, Saad Ali*, Robin M. Bowman, Ali Shaibani

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Child abuse is often suspected based on particular patterns of injury. We report a case of intracranial vertebral artery dissection with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in a 3-month-old boy following child abuse. The mechanisms of injury and the clinical and imaging findings are discussed. This particular pattern of injury has rarely been reported in association with child abuse. We hope to raise physician awareness of child abuse when faced with these imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

Keywords

  • Arterial dissection
  • Child abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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