Strokes in children due to vertebral artery trauma

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Article abstract

Strokes due to vertebral artery lesions are rare in children. We describe three new patients and compare them with the 16 other patients described in the literature. All of these patients are boys. Traumatic vertebral artery lesion at C1–2 level was the most common cause of stroke, and the prognosis for neurologic recovery was good. We suggest that vertebral artery disease be considered in boys with posterior circulation ischemia.

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