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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Trauma-induced extracranial internal carotid artery dissection leading to multiple infarcts in a young girl.
Delayed presentation of carotid artery dissection following major orthopaedic trauma resulting in dense hemiparesis.
1996) Three-dimensional time-offlight MR angiography and MR imaging versus conventional angiography in carotid artery dissections.
Intravenous tPA in acute ischemic stroke related to internal carotid artery dissection.
Patterns of brain infarctions in internal carotid artery dissections.
Risk factors for carotid artery dissection include both genetic and environmental factors.
The vast majority of carotid artery dissections arise distal to the carotid division.
In fact, it is hypothesized that Alexander the Great had a traumatic carotid artery dissection.
If neither modality is available carotid duplex scanning may be useful in diagnosing a carotid artery dissection.
Pain as the only manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection.
Carotid artery dissection in a young adult: cystic medial necrosis associated with an increased elastase content.
Spontaneous carotid artery dissection in two siblings with osteogenesis imperfecta.

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