Bilateral anterior cerebral artery infarction resulting from explosion-type injury to the head and neck

Joshua H. Lipschutz, Robert M. Pascuzzi, James Bognanno, Tim Putty

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Abstract

A 43-year-old woman suffered a blast-type injury to the head and neck. She subsequently developed bilateral internal carotid artery occlusion and bilateral anterior cerebral artery infarction not demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging scan 24 hours after the explosion, but confirmed by a second scan 8 days after the explosion. In patients with blast-type injury to the head and neck who develop coma with a nonfocal neurological exam, the possibility of bilateral carotid artery occlusion and bilateral ischemic infarction should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalStroke
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991

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Keywords

  • Carotid artery diseases
  • Cerebral infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Neuroscience(all)

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