Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is subcategorized into carotid artery dissection (CaAD) and vertebral artery dissection (VAD).
CAD accounts for 2–2.5% of all ischemic strokes.
2/3 CAD patients present as a TIA or stroke and some may present with both ischemic and local symptoms.
In spontaneous CaAD dissections, symptoms can be divided into local and those du...
IV thrombolysis (IVT) can provide recanalization of thrombus at the site of dissection or distal embolus and is safe in acute ischemic stroke with CAD ...
Follow-up with a neurologist is highly recommended.
Repeat imaging is useful to guide further treatment decisions.
Anticoagulation should be managed as described in...
I77.71 Dissection of carotid artery
I77.74 Dissection of vertebral artery
I72.8 Aneurysm of other specified arteries
I72.0 Aneurysm of carotid artery
443.21 Dissection of carotid artery
CAD is composed of CaAD and VAD and is a major cause of stroke in the young.
A majority of patients have both ischemic and localized symptoms.
In the radiographic detection of CAD, CTA i...
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