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Title: Dissection of the internal carotid artery causing transient ischaemic attack and Horner's syndrome
Contributor(s): Puthiyaveetil, Sudheer Ahamed (author); Elkhatim, R (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Dissections of the internal carotid artery continue to be one of the underrecognised causes of transient ischaemic attack and stroke, especially in the young. The prompt identification of the dissection as a cause of stroke or transient ischaemic attack is essential for the initiation of appropriate treatment. We report a case of spontaneous extracranial carotid dissection presenting as a transient ischaemic attack followed by the development of Horner's syndrome in a 57-year old male patient. The diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance angiography. Prompt anticoagulation was initiated, and the patient remained stable and well at the end of three months.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 39(2), p. 121-124
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Place of Publication: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISSN: 2042-8189
Field of Research (FOR): 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases)
110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
110323 Surgery
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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