Circle of Willis variation in a complex stroke presentation:a case report

Emsley, Hedley C. A. and Young, Carolyn A. and White, Richard P. (2006) Circle of Willis variation in a complex stroke presentation:a case report. BMC Neurology, 6. ISSN 1471-2377

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Abstract

Background: The impact of circle of Willis anatomical variation upon the presentation of stroke is probably underrecognised. Case presentation: A 63-year-old right-handed woman developed a left hemiparesis and right leg weakness sequentially following a road traffic accident (RTA). Despite initial concern about the possibility of cervical spinal cord injury, the final diagnosis was bilateral artery-to-artery embolic cerebral infarction with dominant right internal carotid artery. Conclusion: The case illustrates the complex presentation of stroke as a pseudo-cervical cord lesion and the impact of circle of Willis anatomical variation upon the expression of large vessel cerebrovascular disease.

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Journal Article
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BMC Neurology
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84568
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Deposited On:
06 Feb 2017 11:58
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 10:12