A 36-year-old female patient presented to hospital with a 1-week history of occipital headache. It was sudden onset following a fall into a swimming pool. Examination was unremarkable. CT angiogram brain scan showed right vertebral artery dissection with a 1 cm dissection flap and a 3 mm left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. She was discharged on aspirin, with outpatient neurology clinic follow-up.
- medical management
- headache (including migraines)
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Contributors SM was the consultant on acute take. He formulated the initial management plan and proof read the case report. AM was the Foundation Doctor on the post-take round and wrote up the case report.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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