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Volume 22, issue 3

Case report

Dissection of the internal carotid artery followed by intracranial occlusion not complicated by a stroke

Adam Wiśniewski1, Barbara Książkiewicz1
1. Klinika Neurologii, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń - Collegium Medicum, Bydgoszcz
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2013; 22(3): 217-221
Keywords: dissection of internal carotid artery, stroke, occlusion of internal carotid artery

Abstract

Objectives. The dissection of internal carotid artery is an important risk factor of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle aged people. The aim of this study is to describe the case ofthis rare condition in which good effects of treatment have been achieved after administering anticoagulant.

Case report. We report on the case of a 57-year-old woman with a headache, neck pain and the Horner syndrome, without symptoms of a stroke. We diagnosed the dissection of the common carotid artery bifurcation, followed by intracranial occlusion.

Conclusions. This case is an example of carotid artery dissection, with good results of anticoagulant therapy, not complicated by a stroke.

Address for correspondence:
lek. Adam Wiśniewski
Klinika Neurologii CM w Bydgoszczy UMK w Toruniu
ul. Skłodowskiej 9, 85-094 Bydgoszcz
e-mail: adam.lek@wp.pl