Central retinal artery occlusion from carotid dissection diagnosed by cervical computed tomography.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Carotid dissection may lead to many different types of neurological deficits, both transient and permanent. CASE DESCRIPTION We present a patient with an isolated central retinal artery occlusion who was found to have an ipsilateral carotid dissection by neck computed tomographic scan, later confirmed by angiography. CONCLUSIONS This is the first reported case of carotid dissection causing central retinal artery occlusion without any other neurological deficits. It demonstrates the diagnostic usefulness of computed tomographic imaging in such cases.

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@article{Rao1994CentralRA, title={Central retinal artery occlusion from carotid dissection diagnosed by cervical computed tomography.}, author={T. Hemanth Rao and Logan Schneider and Mukeshbhai Patel and Richard Benjamin Libman}, journal={Stroke}, year={1994}, volume={25 6}, pages={1271-2} }