Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of intracranial artery dissection

@article{Debette2015EpidemiologyPD,
  title={Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of intracranial artery dissection},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Debette and Annette Compter and M. Labeyrie and Maarten Uyttenboogaart and Marie-germaine Bousser},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={640-654}
}
Spontaneous intracranial artery dissection is an uncommon and probably underdiagnosed cause of stroke that is defined by the occurrence of a haematoma in the wall of an intracranial artery. Patients can present with headache, ischaemic stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, or symptoms associated with mass effect, mostly on the brainstem. Although intracranial artery dissection is less common than cervical artery dissection in adults of European ethnic origin, intracranial artery dissection is… CONTINUE READING
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