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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Review Article

Craniocervical Dissections: Radiologic Findings, Pitfalls, Mimicking Diseases: A Pictorial Review

Author(s): Elnur Mehdi, Ayse Aralasmak*, Huseyin Toprak, Seyma Yildiz, Serpil Kurtcan, Mehmet Kolukisa, Talip Asil and Alpay Alkan

Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018

Page: [207 - 222] Pages: 16

DOI: 10.2174/1573405613666170403102235



Background: Craniocervical Dissections (CCD) are a crucial emergency state causing 20% of strokes in patients under the age of 45. Although DSA (digital substraction angiography) is regarded as the gold standard, noninvasive methods of CT, CTA and MRI, MRA are widely used for diagnosis.

Aim: Our aim is to illustrate noninvasive imaging findings in CCD.

Conclusion: Emphasizing on diagnostic pitfalls, limitations and mimicking diseases.

Keywords: Craniocervical dissection, DSA, MRA, MRI, CTA, CT.

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