Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report

Michael M. Woll, James M. Goff, David L. Gillespie, Stanley L. Minken

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A 41-year-old African American man presented with an acute stroke secondary to bilateral spontaneous internal carotid artery dissections following exercise. Spontaneous bilateral carotid artery dissection is an unusual and uncommon occurrence that can be successfully diagnosed by color-flow duplex ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiography (MRI/MRA) imaging. A review of the literature and the authors' experience supports initial medical management of these patients. Surgery should be considered for those patients who exhibit progressive neurologic symptoms during medical management or when significant carotid artery complications, aneurysms, or flow-limiting stenoses persist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalVascular Surgery
Volume35
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2001

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Carotid Arteries
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Neurologic Manifestations
African Americans
Aneurysm
Dissection
Ultrasonography
Pathologic Constriction
Color
Stroke
Exercise
Spontaneous Dissection of Internal Carotid Artery

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Woll, M. M., Goff, J. M., Gillespie, D. L., & Minken, S. L. (2001). Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report. Vascular Surgery, 35(3), 221-224.

Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report. / Woll, Michael M.; Goff, James M.; Gillespie, David L.; Minken, Stanley L.

In: Vascular Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 3, 05.2001, p. 221-224.

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Woll, MM, Goff, JM, Gillespie, DL & Minken, SL 2001, 'Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report', Vascular Surgery, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 221-224.
Woll MM, Goff JM, Gillespie DL, Minken SL. Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report. Vascular Surgery. 2001 May;35(3):221-224.
Woll, Michael M. ; Goff, James M. ; Gillespie, David L. ; Minken, Stanley L. / Bilateral spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid arteries - A case report. In: Vascular Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 221-224.
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