Rebleeding from vertebral artery dissection after proximal clipping. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1992 Sep;77(3):466-8. doi: 10.3171/jns.1992.77.3.0466.


The authors present the case of a patient with vertebral artery dissection that rebled after being treated by proximal clipping. This is the second report of such a case. The results indicated that proximal clipping is not free from the risk of rebleeding, and a better alternative surgical technique should always be sought when treating vertebral artery dissections.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Dissection / complications
  • Aortic Dissection / surgery*
  • Constriction
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Vertebral Artery / surgery*