Author/Editor     Rigler, Igor; Zaletel, Marjan
Title     Disekcija karotidne arterije in neglekt leve roke - prikaz primera
Translated title     Dissection of the carotid artery with a left hand neglect - case report
Type     članek
Source     Zdrav Vestn
Vol. and No.     Letnik 79, št. 11
Publication year     2010
Volume     str. 800-5
ISSN     1318-0347
Language     slo
Abstract     Background: The article contains infromation about the occurence of cervical artery dissection, diagnostic methods and approach to treatment. A clinical case of a patient who became ill with a headache, right sided Horner's syndrome and a sense of numbness in the left hand. With proper neurological diagnosis, we found the right internal carotid artery dissection and cerebral infarction of the right hemisphere. When anticoagulant therapy was introduced the clinical condition normalized completely. Conclusion: The case is interesting because the internal carotid artery dissection, which may have resulted from an injury acquired while skiing or coughing during upper respiratory tract infection, caused not only local pain but also cerebral infarction and a sympathetic nerve lesion. Early recognition and treatment of the carotid artery dissection were important for the favourable outcome of the disease.
Descriptors     CEREBRAL INFARCTION
CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA
CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL
DISSECTION
HORNER'S SYNDROME
NEUROLOGIC EXAMINATION
ANTICOAGULANTS
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING