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Can carotid artery dissection be cured?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The vast majority of carotid dissections will heal in their own.
The dissection should be followed with ultrasound to monitor the vessel for development of pseudo aneurysm formation.

In brief: Yes

The vast majority of carotid dissections will heal in their own.
The dissection should be followed with ultrasound to monitor the vessel for development of pseudo aneurysm formation.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many times the carotid dissection cures/heals itself without residual symptoms.
As the dissection heals and scars, it "cures" itself. When it occurs acutely, it may need to treated with carotid stenting or some other type of interventional radiology procedure. These can be devastating or with minimal effects.

In brief: Yes

Many times the carotid dissection cures/heals itself without residual symptoms.
As the dissection heals and scars, it "cures" itself. When it occurs acutely, it may need to treated with carotid stenting or some other type of interventional radiology procedure. These can be devastating or with minimal effects.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Kirk Charles
The patient will need blood thinners to allow time for healing. When the dissection occurs, it blocks blood flow or releases clot into the circulation. Blood thinners protect from this clotting so the artery can heal without causing strokes.
Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treated yes

Most heal on their own. If needed a stent can be used.

In brief: Treated yes

Most heal on their own. If needed a stent can be used.
Dr. Christopher White
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