Vertebrobasilar occlusion following minor trauma in an 8-year-old boy

Daniel J. Debehnke, Jonathan I. Singer

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An 8-year-old boy developed seizures and coma 2 days after a trivial bicycle accident. Computed tomography falled to show pathology. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head showed infarction of the pons and right cerebellum. Anglography showed occlusion of the right vertebral and basllar arteries. Minor traumatic injuries to the cervical spine may result in vertebrobasilar occlusion. The neurologic manifestations of this disorder and emergency department diagnosis and management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991


  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • pediatrics
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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