Vertebral artery dissection due to minor neck trauma

Daniel J. DeBehnke, William Brady

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Vertebrall artery dissection bas been previoudy reported following minor bead and neck trauma. Such activities as rapid bead turning, tennis, yoga, and vigorous exercise have been implicated. We report a case of vertebral artery dissection following minor neck trauma suffered in a vogeybell game. The anatomy of the vertebral artery, pathophysiology of dissection, and emergency department recognition and treatment of this disorder are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994


  • injuries
  • vertebral artery
  • wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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