Carotid artery dissection

  title={Carotid artery dissection},
  author={Magdy H Selim and Louis R. Caplan},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine},
  • M. Selim, L. Caplan
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Opinion statementDissection 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 with transient or persistent brain ischemia. Strokes are due to the embolization of thrombus material from the lumen of the… 
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