publication . Article . 2012

Cerebral Ischemia Due to Traumatic Carotid Artery Dissection: Case Report

Deniz Kamacı Şener; Özlem Taşkapılıoğlu; Nermin Kelebek Girgin; Bahattin Hakyemez; Mustafa Bakar; Yakup Tomak;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Türk Yoğun Bakim Derneği Dergisi (issn: 2146-6416, eissn: 2147-267X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Galenos Yayinevi
Abstract
Blunt injury to the neck region may lead to carotid artery dissection and cerebral ischemia. Blunt injury to carotid artery is not frequent but determination of the presence of trauma in the history of stroke patients will provide early diagnosis and treatment of them. In this article, a case with cerebral ischemia resulting from traumatic carotid artery dissection is presented and clinical findings, diagnostic procedures and choice of treatment are discussed in the light of the literature.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseases
free text keywords: Carotid artery, dissection, ischemia, infarction, trauma, Medicine, R, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid, RC86-88.9
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