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Case report, case study

https://doi.org/10.20471/may.2023.59.01.20

Intracranial Fibromuscular Dysplasia in a Male Child Presented by Middle Cerebral Artery Dissection and Stroke

Rafaela Vukasović ; Department of Neurology, University Hospital Centre Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia
Melanija Pintarić ; Department of Neurology, University Hospital Centre Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia
Vlasta Đuranović ; Neuropediatrics department, Children’s hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Arijana Lovrenčić-Huzjan ; Department of Neurology, University Hospital Centre Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a group of nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory arterial diseases that most commonly involve the renal and carotid arteries it typically occurs in women aged between 30 and 50 years. FMD in children is rare and its most common site of involvement are renal arteries. Stroke in children is generally uncommon and due to FMD is even rarer, which is why it is often unrecognized. We present a case of a boy, with an inconspicuous previous anamnesis and orderly development, who woke up at the age of 9 with weakness of the left side of the body and speech disorders. MR showed an ischemic lesion in the irrigation area of the right middle cerebral artery (arteria cerebri media- ACM). In neurological status mild dysarthria with left central facial nerve lesion was noted as well as mild paresis of the left extremities. Neurosonological testing showed segmental extensions and narrowing of the right ACM with underlying dissection, which speaks in favour of fibromuscular dysplasia. Therapy with acetylsalicylic acid 50 mg was initiated, and with further follow-up of the patient, complete regression of symptoms and normal neurological status were recorded.

Keywords

dissection; fibromuscular dysplasia; stroke

Hrčak ID:

293964

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/293964

Publication date:

19.2.2023.

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