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Delayed Left Anterior and Middle Cerebral Artery Hemorrhagic Infarctions After Attempted Strangulation: A Case Report.
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PMID:  21512390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The 2 common carotid arteries bifurcate in the neck into the internal and external carotid arteries. The internal carotid artery enters the skull and further divides into the anterior and middle cerebral artery. During its short course in the neck, the carotid artery travels encased in the carotid sheath along with the vagus nerve and the internal jugular vein. During its course in the neck, the carotid artery is quite superficial, making it vulnerable to both penetrating and blunt traumatic injuries. We report here a case of a 40-year-old man who presented to the emergency department after sudden collapse and loss of consciousness a day after an attempted strangulation. Imaging revealed large hemorrhagic infarcts in the left anterior cerebral artery and middle cerebral artery territories as well as a smaller infarcts in the right anterior cerebral artery territory necessitating emergency decompressive hemicraniectomy. Our case report adds to the existing literature on nervous system injury due to strangulation. Physicians should be aware of the possibility of delayed presentation of neurological deficit after attempted strangulation.
Prahlad K Sethi; Nitin K Sethi; Josh Torgovnick; Edward Arsura
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-20
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Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-404X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Department of Neurology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India; †Department of Neurology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Departments of ‡Neurology and §Medicine, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Centers, New York, NY.
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