Dissection of the internal carotid artery causing Horner syndrome and palsy of cranial nerve XII

Kasravi, Neema; Leung, Andrew; Silver, Ian; Burneo, Jorge G.
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE373
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 61-year-old man who had undergone surgery to remedy the effects of carotid artery XII palsy and Horner syndrome brought by carotid artery dissection. It states that the man developed ptosis and miosis as well as mild photophobia several hours after he took a dive in a lake. It also asserts that surgical repair of the internal carotid artery is recommended only for patients with symptoms of neurologic impairment or thromboembolism.


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