Handbook on Cerebral Artery Dissection

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Ralf W. Baumgartner
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Medical - 178 pages
Leading international experts summarize up-to-date findings on the presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis and therapy of cerebral artery dissection. Several topics, such as the first animal model of cervical artery dissection, the epidemiology and its association with connective tissue abnormalities in skin and arteries, genetic approaches in the study of risk factors as well as the main etiologies of spontaneous and traumatic cervical artery dissection are discussed. The book also gives an insight into the clinical manifestations of carotid and vertebral artery dissection and to the possibilities and limitations of the main diagnostic tools, ultrasound, CT and MR imaging, and angiography. The last part of the publication presents the prognosis, thrombolysis and antithrombotic therapy of cervical artery dissection and concludes with an overview of intracranical dissection. Specialists in neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, internal medicine as well as general practitioners will find this publication a useful and unique review of the present knowledge and future research directions of this still poorly understood disease.
 

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Contents

Animal Models of Cervical Artery Dissection
1
Association of Cervical Artery Dissection with Connective Tissue Abnormalities in Skin and Arteries
16
Genetic Approaches in the Study of Risk Factors for Cervical Artery Dissection
30
Environmental Factors and Cervical Artery Dissection
44
Traumatic Cervical Artery Dissection
54
Vasodilation in Spontaneous Cervical Artery Dissection
64
Clinical Manifestations of Carotid Dissection
70
Clinical Manifestations of Vertebral Artery Dissection
77
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnetic Resonance and Catheter Angiography for Diagnosis of Cervical Artery Dissection
102
Computed Tomography Angiography for the Evaluation of Carotid Artery Dissections
119
Prognosis of Cervical Artery Dissection
129
Thrombolysis in Cervical Artery Dissection
140
Antithrombotic Therapy for Cervical Artery Dissection
147
Intracranial Dissections
160
Author Index
174
Subject Index
175

Ultrasound Assessment of Cervical Artery Dissection
87

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