Craniocervical Arterial Dissection

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.otterbein.edu/stu_msn/34
Author(s):
Weisenberger, Joseph
Tags:
Carotid Artery Dissection; Traumatic Dissection; Medical Pathology; Nursing; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
project description
The annual incidence for spontaneous carotid artery dissection (CAD) ranges from 2 to 3/100,000 patients and is even lower for a spontaneous vertebral artery dissection (VAD). Furthermore, there is only a .08% - .04% chance for the incidence of a traumatic dissection (TD), of the entire trauma population (Mortazvi, Verma, Tubbs, Harrigan, 2011). However, despite these low levels, CAD/VADs pose a serious threat to a patient’s plan of care if not identified and treated early.