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How Common Is A Carotid Artery Dissection
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood pressure can enter this new pocket and rapidly tear open more of the lining, shutting down the artery or even causing a leak - both of these events are deadly. Any major arteries can be affected; the carotid is less common than the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend , enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids . The major problem in ...Read more
Arterial tear: An uncommon cause of stroke, but among younger patients, it is one of the most common. Sometimes spontaneously, sometimes after an activity that involves sudden torsion to the neck, a tear may form along the three layers that constitute the arterial wall. This tear causes turbulent blood flow and predisposes to clot formation. These clots can then cause a stroke by blocking important arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dissection: A carotid dissection caused by poking a finger in the neck would be unlikely. ...Read more
Would I know if I had a carotid artery dissection?Last couple of days facial tension, no pain or headache.Its not numb.Tingly lips today.Age 28.
Usually painful: If you have no history of trauma- spontaneous dissection typically affects persons in middle age. ...Read more
Depends: Stent, surgery, or close observation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stroke/horner/pain: This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic. Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome( ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis) , stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is typically a self limited event that is triggered by hypertension or an injury to the neck. He should be followed by a vascular surgeon that will be able to guide him through the treatment options. He will likely only need ultrasound follow up for this along with blood pressure control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tear or disruption : Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend , enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids . The major problem in carotid dissection is stoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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