Carotid Artery Dissection in Ergotamine Abuse

Authors

  • Esra Akova-Öztürk MD,

  • Ingo W. Husstedt MD,

  • E. Bernd Ringelstein MD,

  • Stefan Evers MD, PhD


  • From the Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Germany.

Address all correspondence to Dr. Esra Akova-Öztürk, Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33 48129 Münster, Germany.

Abstract

The case of a 65-year-old male migraine patient with spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is presented. He had been abusing ergotamine compounds for several years on at least 15 days per month. A possible association between arterial dissection and ergotamine abuse is discussed.

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