Spontaneous carotid artery dissection: a rare cause of cerebrovascular accident.


We present the case of a young woman who developed a cerebrovascular accident due to a spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection. We stress the importance of clinical clues to diagnosis: ipsilateral facial pain and a partial Horner's syndrome are the most frequent clinical manifestations. Compared to patients with atherosclerotic cerebrovascular… (More)


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