TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Kasravi, Neema; Leung, Andrew; Silver, Ian; Burneo, Jorge G.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
52221279

 

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