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I got hit with a wooden piece of furniture when moving on the side of the neck. Im now afraid i will have carotid artery dissection. Any reassurance?

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes its very rare

Carotid dissection is rare

In brief: Yes its very rare

Carotid dissection is rare
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

This minor injury shouldn't cause any damage to a carotid artery and you can be reassured that dissection requires much more neck trauma to occur. The carotid artery is quite protected by the strap muscles in the neck.

In brief: Unlikely

This minor injury shouldn't cause any damage to a carotid artery and you can be reassured that dissection requires much more neck trauma to occur. The carotid artery is quite protected by the strap muscles in the neck.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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