Neurovascular injury is defined as damage that occurs to major blood vessels supplying brain, brainstem and upper spinal cord including the vertebral, basilar, and carotid arteries. These blood vessels are located both extra cranial and intracranial. Injuries to these blood vessels can occur in both the locations. Few of the ways the blood vessels injured are by arterial dissection, thrombosis, pseudoaneurysm, fistula formation. Neurovascular injuries can occur either spontaneously or followed by sustained trauma or injury to head and neck. Neurovascular injuries are asymptomatic and hence accurate prognosis and diagnosis is recommended to the patients who had head and neck injury, unexplained neurologic abnormalities, arterial bleeding etc. Neurovascular injuries are diagnosed by employing CT angiogram, cerebral angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Related Journals of Neurovascular injury
Current Neurovascular Research, Neurovascular Diseases, Neurovascular Imaging, Neurovascular & Neurodegenerative Diseases , Neurovascular surgery, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.