Vertebral Artery Dissection and Brown-sequard Syndrome Resulting From Stab Wound to the Neck

Oluwaseun Babalola, MD; Kathan Amin, MD; Alexander Ree, MD; Dheeraj Gopireddy, MD


Appl Radiol. 2018;47(4):30-33. 

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Case Summary

A 24-year-old woman with no significant medical history presented with a stab injury to the right side of her neck. Her physical exam revealed a penetrating neck injury, right arm weakness, and left hemi-body loss of pain and temperature sensation below C5. The clinical picture was suggestive of a right cervical hemicord syndrome secondary to ischemia or penetrating cord injury. On physical examination, a penetrating stab wound was identified within the right neck base at the level of C7.