Title

Lethal Vertebral Artery Dissection In Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2006

Abstract

Subarachnoid hemorrhage represents a rare event in pregnancy with a high mortality rate. We present the case of a 39-year-old pregnant woman who developed right vertebral artery dissection with subsequent massive subarachnoid hemorrhage with fatal outcome. The macroscopic and microscopic autopsy findings are described. A review of the literature with a discussion of the varied predisposing factors for vertebral artery dissection and subarachnoid hemorrhage and the rarity of these events in pregnancy is provided.

Volume

130

Issue

4

First Page

533

Last Page

535

ISSN

1543-2165

Disciplines

Medical Pathology | Pathology

PubMedID

16594746

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Document Type

Article