Vertebral artery dissection associated with generalized convulsive seizures: a case report

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Abstract

A 46-year-old male with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy was admitted to the neurological department for convulsive seizures just after lamotrigine was discontinued. On admission he was awake but had a right-sided hemiparesis with Babinski sign and ataxic finger-nose test on the left side. An MR scan showed a left-sided pontine infarction, an infarct in the left cerebellar hemisphere and a right vertebral artery dissection (VAD). The patient was treated with heparin and an oral anticoagulant for 6 months. Recovery of neurologic function was excellent. In patients with symptoms of disturbances of posterior circulation after epileptic seizures, VAD should be considered.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
BogserieCase Reports in Neurology
Vol/bind5
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)125-9
Antal sider5
ISSN1662-680X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - maj 2013

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