carotid artery dissection

(redirected from Carotid dissection)

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.


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

See also: dissection
References in periodicals archive ?
The Coroner said he died from a "traumatic carotid dissection following a kick by a cow".
I do not have specific experience with an athlete with a carotid dissection that is lucky enough to return to running.
Stringaris et al reported 12 cases of carotid dissection in which MRI with MRA was superior to conventional angiography (Stringaris et al.
aneurysm, carotid dissection, carotid-cavernous fistula), and other conditions, like microvascular infarcts secondary to diabetes.
The acute complications include embolization of air or plaque, intimal tears and carotid dissection.
Some patients can have retinal or cerebral ischemia during the first two weeks following carotid dissection, if antithrombotic treatment is not initiated.
Stroke prevention and treatment in patients with spontaneous carotid dissection.
In addition to plaque, carotid lesions also can be caused by arteritis, carotid dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, radiation and vasospasm.
There were three laryngeal, two hyoid bone and three cervical spine injuries and one carotid dissection.
The volume begins with an elaboration of an animal model of carotid dissection, which is followed by discussions of epidemiology, current knowledge, and hypotheses about possible mechanisms of spontaneous and traumatic cervical artery dissection.
There was one report from Canada of a man who had a carotid dissection from coughing.