Stroke in a 15-year-old girl secondary to terminal carotid dissection.

@article{Hochberg1975StrokeIA,
  title={Stroke in a 15-year-old girl secondary to terminal carotid dissection.},
  author={Fred H Hochberg and C F Bean and Christine M. Fisher and G. H. Roberson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1975},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={725-9}
}
A 15-year-old girl died 14 days after hemiplegia suddenly developed. On arteriography, intimal separation of the middle cerebral arteries showed as a long attenuated column of dye--the "string" sign. Pathologic examination showed intimal separation starting at the distal bifurcation of the right internal carotid artery and extending into the middle and anterior cerebral arteries. The arteriographic string sign as evidence of dissection may aid diagnosis of this cause of childhood hemiplegia.