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Non-penetrating arterial trauma and cerebral infarction in the young.

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In a retrospective study of 60 patients under the age of 45 with ischaemic stroke the commonest likely predisposing factor was trauma, which applied to 13 (22%) patients. In 9 of these patients neck movement was the most likely factor that precipitated the stroke and was the factor identified in all the 3 who had damage to the vertebral artery. The other 4 patients had sustained direct trauma in the neck area, 2 as a result of attempted strangulation and 2 by carrying heavy loads on the shoul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
1
Issue:
8443
Pages:
1435-1438
Publication date:
1985-06-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:780c0efd-4f20-437b-82da-ef12b0539afe
Source identifiers:
248113
Local pid:
pubs:248113

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