A Rare Case of Bilateral Vertebral Artery Dissection Associated with Essential ThrombocythemiaFunding Source This article was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81271268).
29 August 2018
06 February 2019
06 June 2019 (online)
A young patient presented to our hospital with ischemic stroke. She underwent a routine blood test, head computed tomography (CT), brain magnetic resonance imaging, a bone marrow biopsy, and CT angiography. Her diagnosis was a bilateral vertebral artery dissection associated with essential thrombocythemia (ET). She was treated with antiplatelet therapy and a stent implantation. The association of bilateral vertebral artery dissection with ET is rare. An early diagnosis and timely management is key to the best outcome.
Keywordsvertebral artery dissection - essential thrombocythemia - computed tomography angiography - stent implantation - stroke
* These authors contributed equally to this work.
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