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What does Doppler Ultrasonography Brings to the Diagnosis of Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection

Paola Caruso*, Paolo Manganotti and Rita Moretti

Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Corresponding Author:
Paola Caruso
Department of Clinical Neurology
University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 558 7111

Received February 18, 2016; Accepted April 05, 2016; Published April 10, 2016

Citation: Caruso P, Manganotti P, Moretti R (2016) What does Doppler Ultrasonography brings to the diagnosis of Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection. J Clin Case Rep 6:759. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000759

Copyright: © 2016 Caruso P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Here we describe the case of a young woman with a late diagnosis of vertebral artery dissection and midbrain ischemic lesion after minor post traumatic injury. Doppler ultrasonography was used as the first diagnostic examination to evaluate the dissection. We present this unusual but not rare case related to the frequent events of cervical distraction after car accident in order to better understand the clinical approach the sensitivity Doppler ultrasonography in post-traumatic cervical distorsion.


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