Traumatic bilateral vertebral artery dissection at the dural entry point site in a 10-year-old boy

Adaletli I., SIRIKCI A., ULUS S., YILMAZ M. H., KERVANCIOGLU S., Kurugoglu S.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.22, no.5, pp.468-470, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-006-1640-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.468-470
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We present a 10-year-old boy who was admitted with headache and neurological symptoms after a trauma in the schoolyard. Cerebral MRI revealed an extensive ischaemia in the bilateral cerebellar hemispheres, left middle cerebellar peduncle, and right vermis. Digital substraction angiography demonstrated bilateral vertebral artery dissections at the dural entry point site. This case emphasises the management of patients with traumatic vertebral artery dissection.