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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 711-

Vertebral artery dissection and stroke after scuba diving

Justyna Chojdak-Lukasiewicz1, Edyta Dziadkowiak1, Joanna Bladowska2, Boguslaw Paradowski1,  
1 Department of Neurology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
2 Department of General Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

Correspondence Address:
Justyna Chojdak-Lukasiewicz
Department of Neurology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw
Poland




How to cite this article:
Chojdak-Lukasiewicz J, Dziadkowiak E, Bladowska J, Paradowski B. Vertebral artery dissection and stroke after scuba diving.Neurol India 2014;62:711-711


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Chojdak-Lukasiewicz J, Dziadkowiak E, Bladowska J, Paradowski B. Vertebral artery dissection and stroke after scuba diving. Neurol India [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 May 29 ];62:711-711
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Sir,

A 27-year-old man without past medical history developed vertigo and gait imbalance two hours after diving in cold water. The magnetic resonance imaging revealed ischemic lesion in the right side of medulla oblongata in the area of right posterior inferior artery (PICA). Computerized tomography-angiography (CTA) showed right vertebral artery (VA) dissection [Figure 1]a and b. Six months later patient had no symptoms and the neurological examination was normal. The follow-up magnetic resonance examination showed partial regression of the previous ischemic lesion and the CTA revealed normal right VA [Figure 1]c and d. The association between scuba diving and cerebral arterial dissection is known but rare. [1],[2]{Figure 1}

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