Spontaneous middle cerebral arterial dissection (MCAD) is a rare cause of ischemic stroke. We report two cases of isolated spontaneous MCAD causing ischemic stroke. MCAD should be considered when a young patient has a middle cerebral artery territory infarct with stenosis at the origin of the middle cerebral artery. We discuss noninvasive radiological techniques for the diagnosis of MCAD.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (0412-DB00-0101-007) to O.Y.B.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology