Artery Dissection, Vertebral

Splitting of the vessel wall in the Vertebral Artery. Interstitial Hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can Lead to occlusion of the Vertebral Artery, Aneurysm formation, or Thromboembolism. Vertebral Artery Dissection is often associated with Trauma and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously.