Aortic dissection complicated by posterior circulation ischaemic strokes

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Extensive aortic dissection. Note the origin of the left vertebral from the aortic arch.

Selected axial images demonstrate bilateral hypodensities representing ischaemic infarcts. 

Case Discussion

Ischaemic stroke is the most common neurologic complication of aortic dissection. 

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Case information

rID: 5531
Published: 30th Jan 2009
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
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