Vertebral artery dissection and posterior stroke in a child

Ayelet Halevy, Osna Konen, Rachel Straussberg, S. D. Michowitz, Avinoam Shuper*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vertebral artery dissection is a relatively rare disease. Its symptoms and signs can be misleading, making the diagnosis, even with imaging assistance, difficult. We describe an 8-year-old boy in whom a brain tumor was suspected because of neurological signs and findings on computerized tomography of the brain. The differential diagnosis was broadened with further imaging evaluation. Magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated vertebral artery dissection, which was attributed to a trivial trauma the child had experienced 1 week before presentation. During the follow-up period, the child recovered, except for residual right hemianopsia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Posterior stroke
  • Vertebral artery dissection


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