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Cerebral artery dissection is the most common cause of stroke in young adults. Recent studies provide insights into the pathophysiology, risk factors, management, and outcome of this condition. In this clinical summary, Dr. Aneesh Singhal, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, provides a comprehensive review of carotid and vertebral artery dissections.