Cervical carotid artery vasospasms causing cerebral ischemia: detection by immediate vascular ultrasonographic investigation.

@article{Arning1998CervicalCA,
  title={Cervical carotid artery vasospasms causing cerebral ischemia: detection by immediate vascular ultrasonographic investigation.},
  author={Christian Arning and A Schrattenholzer and Lenard Lachenmayer},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1063-6}
}
BACKGROUND The etiology of cerebral ischemic accidents in young adults often remains unclarified. CASE DESCRIPTION A 32-year-old woman presented after multiple episodes of left monocular visual impairment and right-sided focal signs. MRI revealed a low-flow infarction on the left; color-coded duplex sonography (CCDS), however, showed normal vascular findings. During the inpatient rehabilitation, a renewed visual impairment occurred; an immediate CCDS examination now demonstrated a filiform… CONTINUE READING

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