Carotid Artery Dissection.

  title={Carotid Artery Dissection.},
  author={Magdy Selim and Louis R. Caplan},
  journal={Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={6 3},
Dissection of the carotid artery in the neck is a relatively common condition. Most dissections are spontaneous, likely related to activities that cause sudden stretch of the pharyngeal portion of the carotid artery. Many patients do not develop brain ischemia but have a triad of neck and head pain, Horner's syndrome, and pulsatile tinnitus. Others present… CONTINUE READING