Dissections after childbirth

Andrew P. Gasecki, Hubert Kwiecinski, Philippe A. Lyrer, Thomas G. Lynch, Bernard Timothy Baxter

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Abstract

The occurrence of spontaneous internal carotid or vertebral artery dissection after childbirth remains rare. To our knowledge, seven cases of arterial dissection in the postpartum period have been described in the literature as single case reports. We report four additional cases of internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection in the puerperal period, documented by angiography. Physicians should consider the possibility of arterial dissection in any young patient presenting with acute ischemic stroke, including women in the postpartum period. The availability of modern noninvasive ultrasound and imaging techniques may result in earlier diagnosis and facilitate identification of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-715
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume246
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 1999

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Internal Carotid Artery Dissection
Vertebral Artery Dissection
Postpartum Period
Dissection
Parturition
Early Diagnosis
Ultrasonography
Angiography
Stroke
Physicians

Keywords

  • Carotid
  • Dissection
  • Puerperium
  • Stroke
  • Vertebral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Gasecki, A. P., Kwiecinski, H., Lyrer, P. A., Lynch, T. G., & Baxter, B. T. (1999). Dissections after childbirth. Journal of Neurology, 246(8), 712-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004150050437

Dissections after childbirth. / Gasecki, Andrew P.; Kwiecinski, Hubert; Lyrer, Philippe A.; Lynch, Thomas G.; Baxter, Bernard Timothy.

In: Journal of Neurology, Vol. 246, No. 8, 14.09.1999, p. 712-715.

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Gasecki, AP, Kwiecinski, H, Lyrer, PA, Lynch, TG & Baxter, BT 1999, 'Dissections after childbirth', Journal of Neurology, vol. 246, no. 8, pp. 712-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004150050437
Gasecki AP, Kwiecinski H, Lyrer PA, Lynch TG, Baxter BT. Dissections after childbirth. Journal of Neurology. 1999 Sep 14;246(8):712-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004150050437
Gasecki, Andrew P. ; Kwiecinski, Hubert ; Lyrer, Philippe A. ; Lynch, Thomas G. ; Baxter, Bernard Timothy. / Dissections after childbirth. In: Journal of Neurology. 1999 ; Vol. 246, No. 8. pp. 712-715.
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