Cerebral Ischemia Due to Traumatic Carotid Artery Dissection: Case Report

Article English OPEN
Deniz Kamacı Şener ; Özlem Taşkapılıoğlu ; Nermin Kelebek Girgin ; Bahattin Hakyemez ; Mustafa Bakar ; Yakup Tomak (2012)
  • Publisher: Galenos Yayinevi
  • Journal: Türk Yoğun Bakim Derneği Dergisi (issn: 2146-6416, eissn: 2147-267X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4274/Tybdd.204
  • Subject: trauma | R | infarction | Internal medicine | Medicine | RC31-1245 | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | Carotid artery | RC86-88.9 | dissection | ischemia
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular diseases

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.
Share - Bookmark