Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (BCVI): Rare Entity with Dangerous Implications

  • Affirul Chairil Chairil Ariffin Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Mohamad Yuzaidi
  • Vun-E Tiong
  • Imran Alwi Rizal
Keywords: Injuries, blunt, trauma, cerebrovascular

Abstract

Blunt cerebrovascular incidents (BCVI) is an uncommon occurrence amounting only up to 1% in most trauma registries. Even with a screening protocol, the documented incidence is just up to 2.7%. Despite a rare occurrence, the risk of complication related to BCVI can be devastating especially stroke. An untreated BCVI leads to 10-40% risk of developing stroke which can be fatal. The overall mortality was 59%, and 80% of that death is attributed to BCVI. We report a case who presented with traumatic neck injury subsequently diagnosed with BCVI. The presentation, diagnosis and therapy are discussed.

Author Biography

Affirul Chairil Chairil Ariffin, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Lecturer and Consultant General, Trauma and Acute care Surgeon, Department of Surgery

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Published
2017-12-22