Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 65-68.doi: 10.24920/003480

• Case Reports • Previous Articles    

Vertebral Artery Dissection Probably Caused by Massage: A Case Report

Chen Weijian1, Qiao Hongyu2, Fang Guiting1, Zhong Xing1, *()   

  1. 1 Medical Imaging Center,The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, China
    2 Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, China
  • Received:2018-10-18 Revised:2019-02-22 Online:2019-03-30 Published:2019-04-08
  • Contact: Zhong Xing E-mail:tzhxing@jnu.edu.cn
The authors reported a case of vertebral artery dissection (VAD) probably caused by massage, which showed double lumen sign on axial images of CT angiography, treated with anticoagulation and antiplatelet. CT angiography of half a year after hospital discharge showed the vertebral artery became smooth.

Abstract:

MASSAGE has been recommended to more people as an adjunct to health care. We illustrate a case of vertebral artery dissection (VAD) probably caused by massage that almost resulted in the patient’s death. The patient experienced sudden cardiac arrest and paralysis. After treatment with anticoagulation and antiplatelet, he finally discharged without any sequelae.

Key words: vertebral artery dissection, spinal cord infarction, chiropractic

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