Forty-three cases of vertebral artery trauma.

  title={Forty-three cases of vertebral artery trauma.},
  author={John Reid and John A Markus Weigelt},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={28 7},
Forty-three cases of injury to the vertebral artery are reviewed. Trauma to these cervical vessels requires deep tissue penetration, most often as a result of gunshot or stabwounds. The majority of patients are hemodynamically stable, although serious hemorrhage and death may result from injury to this artery alone. Injury to the vertebral artery was frequently associated with cervical spine fracture and local neural damage. However, no patient presented with or developed neurologic sequelae… CONTINUE READING


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