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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2016;29(1):28-32.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2016.29.1.28    Published online March 31, 2016.
A Blunt Traumatic Vertebral Artery Injury: A Case Report
Min A Lee, Kang Kook Choi, Gil Jae Lee, Byung Chul Yu, Dae Sung Ma, Yang Bin Jeon, Min Chung, Jung Nam Lee
Department of Trauma Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. jnlee@gilhospital.com
Received: 26 November 2015   • Revised: 4 January 2016   • Accepted: 11 April 2016
Abstract
Blunt traumatic vertebral artery injury (TVAI) is relatively rare, but it may frequently be associated with head and neck trauma. TVAI is difficult to diagnose with diverse outcomes, thus it is a clinical challenge. There are no widely accepted guidelines for treatment and diagnosis, so that the diagnosis of TVAI can be easily delayed. Therefore, any clinical suspicion from clues on the initial imaging is important for diagnosis of TVAI. The authors report on the case of a patient diagnosed as having a TVAI with a transverse foramen fracture.
Key Words: Cerebrovascular trauma; Vertebral artery dissection; Vertebrobasilar insufficiency; Spinal fractures


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