Multiple reversible episodes of subcortical ischemia following postcoital middle cerebral artery dissection

Shyam Prabhakaran, John W. Krakauer*

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Abstract

Background: Subcortical transient ischemic attacks are usually seen in individuals with small-vessel disease. They are often refractory to medical treatment and progress to infarction in many cases. Patient: We describe a young man with an unusual and protracted case of recurrent capsular ischemia due to post-coital middle cerebral artery dissection. Conclusion: Spontaneous middle cerebral artery dissection should be considered in young patients presenting with subcortical transient ischemic attacks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-893
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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