This study was supported by a grant from the Freed Foundation, Washington, D.C.
The Headache and Pain of Spontaneous Carotid Dissection
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 60–65, March 1982
How to Cite
Fisher, C. M. (1982), The Headache and Pain of Spontaneous Carotid Dissection. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 22: 60–65. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1982.hed2202060.x
- Issue online: 22 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: August 7, 1981
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The clinical features of the headache and neck pain in 21 cases of spontaneous carotid dissection are described. Twenty of 21 patients had head pain or headache and of the 20, 12 had neck pain as well. One patient had neck pain only. Typically, the headache involved the ipsilateral forequarter of the head and neck pain was of local origin in the region of the upper few inches (10 cm.) of the internal carotid artery. Recognition of the headache as a prodromal manifestation may lead to prevention of a stroke through the use of anticoagulation.