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Tapia syndrome caused by a vertebral artery dissection

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July 14, 2011
by Mutlaq Al-Sihan, MD, Martin Schumacher, MD, and Erwin Löhle, MD


A 63-year-old man presented to our otorhinolaryngology department with hoarseness and neck pain of 3 weeks' duration. After a thorough workup, we established a diagnosis of Tapia syndrome secondary to a vertebral artery dissection. We review the literature and discuss the clinical presentation of this rare syndrome.

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