Traumatic dissection of the internal carotid artery: simultaneous infarct of optic nerve and brain

Authors

  • Edgar Correa,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, Andrade Marín Hospital, San Francisco of Quito University, Quito, Ecuador
    • Correspondence

      Edgar Correa, Department of Neurology, Andrade Marín Hospital, San Francisco of Quito University, September 18 Street and University Avenue, P.O BOX 170411, Quito, Ecuador. Tel: 02 2962 747; E-mail:patocorrea2010@yahoo.com

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  • Braulio Martinez

    1. Department of Neurology, Andrade Marín Hospital, Quito, Ecuador
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Key Clinical Message

Traumatic intracranial internal carotid artery dissection is a rare but significant cause of stroke in patients in their forties, leading to high morbidity and mortality. Simultaneous ischemic stroke and optic nerve infarction can occur. Clinical suspicion of dissection is determining in the acute management.

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