Chapter 8. Dissection of the Cervicocerebral Arteries

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief5,6,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head7,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head8 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director9,10
  1. Nijasri C. Suwanwela MD Associate Professor of Neurology Director1 and
  2. Chung Y. Hsu MD, PhD Chair Professor Advisory Attending Physician Chief Executive Officer2,3,4

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch8

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Suwanwela, N. C. and Hsu, C. Y. (2009) Dissection of the Cervicocerebral Arteries, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 6

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 7

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 8

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 9

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 10

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chulalongkorn Stroke Center, Neurological Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

  2. 2

    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Research, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

  3. 3

    China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

  4. 4

    China Medical University, Health Care System, Taichung, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • cervicocerebral arteries dissection;
  • epidemiology - cervical artery dissection annual incidence rate;
  • pathophysiology - cervicocerebral artery dissection cause - trauma;
  • clinical features - dilated arteries inducing pressure changes - head and neck pain;
  • internal carotid artery dissection - blood accumulation and luminal stenosis;
  • motor vehicle accident - vertebral artery dissection;
  • investigation - non-invasive dissection diagnosis - B-mode ultrasound;
  • management - intravenous or intra-arterial thrombolysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical features

  • Investigation

  • Management

  • Further reading