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cause of vertebral artery dissection

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not likely: Vertebral dissection is rare, even with spondylosis. Most from significant injury-car crash, whiplash, etc. Some totally spontaneous, w no injury. Yog ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: very unlikely to cause dissection of vertebral artery.realy but possible
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Yes,not as above : Vertebral artery dissections can cause bleeding usually from the dissection/rupture of a saccular aneurysm. These aneurysms are more common intracrani ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Separation of vessel: Vertebral artery dissection is separation or splitting of the layers of the blood vessel wall. This is often related to trauma, and may result in post ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Vertebral artery sx: The typical presentation of vertebral artery dissection is a young person with severe occipital headache and posterior neck pain following a recent, r ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A tear in the vessel: Arteries are made up of several layers much like an onion. Occaisionally a small tear in the most inner layer can occur. The blood flows through the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Neuro/Vascular: This kind of catastrophy may need to be handled with neurosurgery and vascular surgery together -- due to their close proximity to the brain and time ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Bailey
72 years experience General Practice
Symptoms: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) can cause localized pain (often described as being sharp, aching or pulsing pain) in the head, neck and face. It is ... Read More
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