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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It was discovered that a carotid artery dissection had caused an ischemic stroke in the right hemisphere.
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Carotid artery dissection following blunt injury is a rare but significant cause of morbidity and mortality.
Those that occur after neck trauma should raise the suspicion of carotid artery dissection.
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Spontaneous carotid artery dissection is a rare condition with potentially devastating consequences.
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