Recurrent spontaneous cervical-artery dissection.

  title={Recurrent spontaneous cervical-artery dissection.},
  author={W I Schievink and Bahram Mokri and W Michael O'fallon},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={330 6},
BACKGROUND Spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries is increasingly recognized as a cause of ischemic stroke in young people. An underlying arteriopathy is often suspected in the pathogenesis of such dissection, but the frequency of recurrent dissection is unknown. METHODS We describe the long-term follow-up of 200 consecutive patients (104 women and 96 men) with spontaneous cervical-artery dissections evaluated at the Mayo Clinic between 1970 and 1990. All… CONTINUE READING
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