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Describe the features of a carotid artery dissection.?

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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Long smooth stenosis

On arteriography a long smooth stenosis is seen.
On cta of the neck, the narrowing and the false lumen ( torn layer of the vessel) are seen. Mra also gives information about age of the dissection and shows the torn layers as cta does.

In brief: Long smooth stenosis

On arteriography a long smooth stenosis is seen.
On cta of the neck, the narrowing and the false lumen ( torn layer of the vessel) are seen. Mra also gives information about age of the dissection and shows the torn layers as cta does.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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