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What are the options for someone with a spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection that did not heal after 6 months and is taking aspirin daily?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Carotid dissection

This is serious and options depends on the location.
At any rate dissections can be very dangerous and may result in stroke or bleeding. Please see a vascular surgeon to discuss options.

In brief: Carotid dissection

This is serious and options depends on the location.
At any rate dissections can be very dangerous and may result in stroke or bleeding. Please see a vascular surgeon to discuss options.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Copmlex

This is really complex and depends on the location and if you have symptoms or not and if there is any aneurysmal degeneration .
If the dissection is distal into the skull and no symptoms and no degeneration i would recommend continuation of Aspirin and annual imaging study with ct angio.

In brief: Copmlex

This is really complex and depends on the location and if you have symptoms or not and if there is any aneurysmal degeneration .
If the dissection is distal into the skull and no symptoms and no degeneration i would recommend continuation of Aspirin and annual imaging study with ct angio.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: May

Also need coumadin (warfarin).
Continue imaging follow up. If symptomatic may need surgery or stenting.

In brief: May

Also need coumadin (warfarin).
Continue imaging follow up. If symptomatic may need surgery or stenting.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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