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Common carotid artery dissection: A rare cause for cervical pain

  • Kristine Hirth (a1), Susanne Sander (a1) and Karl Hörmann (a1)

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Spontaneous dissections of extracranial carotid arteries occur most frequently in the internal carotid artery. In contrast, common carotid artery dissection (CCA) is a rare cause of cerebral ischaemia with only a few cases having been reported. We present the case of a 59-year-old male patient who was referred to our clinic with left cervical pain. The patient was otherwise asymptomatic. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed enhancement and double lumen in the left CCA without affecting the carotid bulb, internal carotid artery or aortic arch. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic management of the disease, focusing on its differentiation from other causes of cervical pain.

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Common carotid artery dissection: A rare cause for cervical pain

  • Kristine Hirth (a1), Susanne Sander (a1) and Karl Hörmann (a1)

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