<< Cervical Artery Dissection: Early Recognition and Stroke Prevention (Stroke CME, Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)

Special Populations

Intracranial Dissections

Intracranial dissections can arise due to extension of an extracranial dissection or as a result of a traumatic dissection that occurs intracranially due to mechanical forces generated by the dural membrane or surrounding bony structures. Approximately 60% of carotid artery dissections are solely in the extracranial regions, with 20% extending intracranially, and 20% occurring primarily intracranially.25,81 Vertebral artery dissections are more commonly located primarily in the extracranial regions, but intracranial extension occurs in approximately 10% and isolated intracranial dissections are present in approximately 10% of occurrences.25,81 Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to intracranial extension, development of aneurysm, and rupture of intracranial arteries occurs in approximately 15% of cases.25,27

To continue reading, please log in or purchase access.

Already purchased this course?
Log in to read.
Purchase a subscription

Price: $449/year

140+ Credits!

Money-back Guarantee
Get A Sample Issue Of Emergency Medicine Practice
Enter your email to get your copy today! Plus receive updates on EB Medicine every month.
Please provide a valid email address.