carotid artery dissection


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carotid artery dissection

Longitudinal tearing of the carotid artery, a rare cause of stroke, occurring esp. in patients who have suffered trauma or twisting of the head and neck.

Symptoms

Patients may report the sudden onset of unilateral neck pain that radiates toward the head, along with new neurological deficits.

See also: dissection
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Internal carotid artery dissection and ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy.
Pain as the only manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection.
Covered and bare metal stents have been used successfully (4) to treat false aneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas (5) and carotid artery dissections.

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