We describe a case of acute stroke due to a spontaneous carotid dissection. Doppler sonography performed 12 hours after stroke and repeated in the following days suggested a dissection of the right internal carotid artery, then confirmed by angiography. The dissection could be unrecognized because of a complete normalization of the flow within the fifth day. This case shows the importance of performing an early ultrasonic examination in stroke patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||A case of cerebral stroke caused by a spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid with rapid resolution|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - May 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology