Headaches Due to Spontaneous Internal Carotid Artery Dissection Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation and Follow Up
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 12–16, January 1991
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Cox, L. K., Bertorini, T. and Laster, R. E. (1991), Headaches Due to Spontaneous Internal Carotid Artery Dissection Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation and Follow Up. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 31: 12–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1991.hed3101012.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: December 6, 1990.
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Spontaneous internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection is not an infrequent cause of headache and acute neurologic deficits in the younger population. Angiography has been the imaging modality of choice for both diagnosis and follow-up. The use of magnetic resonance imaging, (MRI), in conjunction with angiography, is described in three patients shown to have ICA dissection. Our clinical findings suggest that MRI may provide a less expensive, non-invasive, diagnostic and particularly a follow up modality in patients with headache and signs suggestive of ICA dissection.