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Frequent neck massage leading to bilateral anterior cerebral artery infarction
  1. Jaslovleen Kaur,
  2. Monika Singla,
  3. Gursimran Singh,
  4. Gagandeep Singh
  1. Department of Neurology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jaslovleen Kaur, jaslovleen{at}

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The anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is a major vessel responsible for the blood supply to the interhemispheric regions. Infarction of the ACA territory accounts for only 0.3% to 4.4% of cerebral infarctions reported.1 The usual causes are aneurysmal rupture of the anterior communicating artery or thrombosis of the precommunal anterior cerebral artery.2 We are describing here a patient with bilateral ACA infarction due to dual pathology and frequent neck massage being the cause of this young stroke.

A 45-year-old man was admitted with sudden onset aphasia and weakness of both lower limbs with bowel–bladder incontinence. There was no history of loss of consciousness, headache, nausea or vomiting and convulsions. He had no significant medical history and no vascular risk factors. …

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