VERTEBRAL ARTERY DISSECTION CAUSING STROKE IN SPORT
 
   

Vertebral Artery Dissection
Causing Stroke in Sport

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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   Frankp@chiro.org
 
   

FROM:   J Clin Neurosci 2000 (Jul);   7 (4):   298300

McCrory P

Department of Medicine (Neurology),
University of Melbourne Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre,
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia 3084.
pmccrory@compuserve.com


Five cases of vertebral arterial dissection occurring in sport are presented. These cases emphasise the diagnostic and management difficulties in this setting. Stroke in sport, although uncommon, is predominantly due to arterial dissection in either the vertebral or carotid arteries. Physicians involved in athlete care need to be aware of this diagnosis.


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