Traumatic internal carotid artery dissection.

  title={Traumatic internal carotid artery dissection.},
  author={S Yang and Yin-Cheng Huang and Chi-Cheng Chuang and P Hsu},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={13 1},
Traumatic internal carotid artery dissection is a serious condition that may cause ischemic stroke in young patients. It has been under-diagnosed in the past. We present three cases of traumatic internal carotid artery dissection. The clinical manifestations include hemicrania, hemiparesis, partial Horner's syndrome and cranial nerve palsy. Diagnosis is with carotid color Doppler ultrasound, CT angiography of the neck and conventional angiography. The outcome may be poor with hemiparesis… CONTINUE READING
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