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Am I at increased risk of cervical artery dissection with my migraine history and intercranial hypertension?

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Dr. John Ricotta
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Likely not

Both migraine and intracranial hypertension have varied causes most of which are not related to dissection of the vertebral or carotid arteries in the neck.
dissection is usually related to either trauma in the neck, systemic hypertension or fibromuscular dysplasia of the carotid or vertebral arteries which can by diagnosed by ultrasound or CT angiography.

In brief: Likely not

Both migraine and intracranial hypertension have varied causes most of which are not related to dissection of the vertebral or carotid arteries in the neck.
dissection is usually related to either trauma in the neck, systemic hypertension or fibromuscular dysplasia of the carotid or vertebral arteries which can by diagnosed by ultrasound or CT angiography.
Dr. John Ricotta
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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: No.

neither of those conditions (whose pathology lies within the skull) increases risk of cervical artery dissection.
The cervical artery is mostly outside of the skull.

In brief: No.

neither of those conditions (whose pathology lies within the skull) increases risk of cervical artery dissection.
The cervical artery is mostly outside of the skull.
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Dr. Eric Chevlen
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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Not really

Although aortic dissection is related to hypertension and disorders of the vessel wall, carotid dissection is related to mild traumatic torque of the artery itself.
It's much less related to hypertension and not related to migraines

In brief: Not really

Although aortic dissection is related to hypertension and disorders of the vessel wall, carotid dissection is related to mild traumatic torque of the artery itself.
It's much less related to hypertension and not related to migraines
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Dr. Michael Schwartz
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