CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718422
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Traumatic Dissection of Arterial Cervical Vessels: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review

Dissecçāo arterial traumática de vasos craniocervicais: Relato de casos e revisāo da literatura
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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2  Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas RS, Brazil
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2  Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas RS, Brazil
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2  Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas RS, Brazil
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2  Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas RS, Brazil
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3  Department of Neurology, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas RS, Brazil
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4  Department of Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Abstract

Even though traumatic dissection of cervical arterial vessels is the major cause of stroke among adults, it is still an underdiagnosed disease in neurosurgical emergencies, since most patients do not have or present subtle clinical signs in the acute phase. The authors report two interesting cases of cervical artery dissection with different traumatic mechanisms and present a broad literature review about this subject.

Resumo

Embora a dissecçāo traumática de vasos cervicais seja um das principais causas de isquemia cerebral em adultos, ainda é um patologia subdiagnosticada nas emergências, uma vez que os pacientes sāo assintomáticos ou oligossintomáticos na fase aguda. Os autores descrevem dois casos interessantes de dissecçāo de artérias cervicais por diferentes mecanismos traumáticos, seguidos de ampla revisāo da literatura sobre o tema.



Publication History

Received: 04 May 2020

Accepted: 04 August 2020

Publication Date:
26 November 2020 (online)

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