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Vertebral Artery Dissection Occurring with Dizziness and Vomiting
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Gaziosmanpaşa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey  
2 Department of Anatomy, Gaziosmanpaşa University School of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey  
JEMCR 2018; 9: 63-64
DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2018.2190
Key Words: Vertebral artery dissection, dizziness, neck movement
Abstract

Introduction: Arterial dissections are becoming increasingly common among the causes of cerebrovascular diseases in the young. The dissections are less common in the vertebrobasilar system than in the carotid artery system. Here we report a case of vertebral artery dissection diagnosed after sudden neck movements with dizziness and vomiting.


Case Report
: A 32-year-old male patient with no significant past medical history presented to our emergency clinic with dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) angiography revealed an aspect coherent with dissection in the right extracranial vertebral artery.


Conclusion
: Although rare, vertebral artery dissection should always be included in the differential diagnosis of dizziness.

 

Cite this article as: Karaman S, Uysal M. Vertebral Artery Dissection Occurring with Dizziness and Vomiting. J Emerg Med Case Rep 2018; 9: 63-4.

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