carotidynia


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carotidynia

 [kah-rot″ĭ-din´e-ah]
tenderness along the course of the carotid artery.

ca·rot·o·dyn·i·a

(kă-rot'ō-din'ē-ă),
Pain caused by pressure on the carotid artery.
Synonym(s): carotidynia
[G. odynē, pain]

carotidynia

/ca·rot·i·dyn·ia/ (kah-rot″ĭ-din´e-ah) episodic, usually unilateral neck pain with tenderness along the course of the common carotid artery.

carotidynia

[kərot′idin′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, karos + odyne, pain
a pain along the length of the common carotid artery, caused by pressure.

Sluder syndrome

A type of headache/neuralgia characterised by vague pain of the nose and orbit (supplied by the maxillary division of the 5th cranial nerve), with extension to the rest of face and shoulders and neck. While it was attributed to irritation of the sphenopalatine ganglion, it is not regarded as a disease a sui generis and has been subsumed under cluster headache.

carotidynia

tenderness along the course of the carotid artery.
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His patients tended to suffer most from carotidynia when fatigued, frustrated, or under stress, but also during periods of relaxation after stress.
Carotidynia associated with migraine tends to recur over periods of months to years with exacerbations sometimes lasting up to several weeks.
Carotidynia is also known to follow cases of pharyngitis, infected aphthous ulcers, and viral upper respiratory tract infection.
Therefore, an erythrocyte sedimentation rate is mandatory for all patients presenting with carotidynia regardless of age.
They cited Countee's observation that carotidynia was "the most common presentation" of carotid aneurysm.
Biousse and colleagues(12) reported a posttraumatic carotid dissection presenting with carotidynia as its sole manifestation.
Donnan and Bladin(14) described two cases of carotidynia caused by incomplete obstruction of the internal carotid artery by long intraluminal clots originating from subintimal hemorrhages beneath atheromatous plaques.
Carotidynia is a painful symptom rather than a disease.
In these cases, a diagnosis of benign carotidynia can be made.
Patients with a history of migraine and a prolonged but mild course of carotidynia may be treated with appropriate migraine therapy.