Cerebellar Infarction with Hydrocephalus Caused by Spontaneous Extracranial Vertebral Artery Dissection —Case Report—

Masachika Sagoh, Yuichi Hirose, Hideki Murakami, Masateru Katayama, Kazunori Akaji, Keita Mayanagi

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Abstract

A 38-year-old male suffered sudden onset of rotational vertigo without headache. Consciousness disturbance developed on the 3rd day after the onset. Computed tomography showed cerebellar infarction with obstructive hydrocephalus. External ventricular drainage was performed. Angiography showed bilateral extracranial vertebral artery dissection. Antiplatelet therapy was given. Repeat angiography showed improvement of the dissection. His neurological deficits completely resolved. Vertebral artery dissections may cause both lateral medullary or cerebellar infarction and hydrocephalus due to the cerebellar infarction manifesting as various symptoms, so careful evaluation and treatment are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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