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Vertebral Artery Dissection (DOID:9004525)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
Carotid Artery Dissection, Internal +   
Carotid Artery Injuries +   
Loeys-Dietz syndrome +   
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic  
Vertebral Artery Dissection 
Splitting of the vessel wall in the VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the vertebral artery, aneurysm formation, or THROMBOEMBOLISM. Vertebral artery dissection is often associated with TRAUMA and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously.

Exact Synonyms: Dissecting Vertebral Artery Aneurysm ;   Spontaneous Vertebral Artery Dissection ;   Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection ;   Vertebral Artery Dissections
Primary IDs: MESH:D020217 ;   RDO:0007356
Definition Sources: MESH:D020217

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