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



Emsley, Hedley CA, Young, Carolyn A ORCID: 0000-0001-6971-8203 and White, Richard P
(2006) Circle of Willis variation in a complex stroke presentation: a case report. BMC Neurology, 6 (1).

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Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>The impact of circle of Willis anatomical variation upon the presentation of stroke is probably underrecognised.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Case presentation</jats:title> <jats:p>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.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec> <jats:title>Conclusion</jats:title> <jats:p>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.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 18:10
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-6-13
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/772