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Painful Horner's syndrome due to spontaneous carotid artery dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3587897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous dissection of the internal carotid artery as a cause of Horner's syndrome has only been recognized in recent years. The authors describe three patients with this condition. Associated symptoms included ipsilateral orbital and frontal headache (3 patients), neck and facial pain (2), amaurosis fugax (1), and dysgeusia (1). The symptoms resolved in all patients within three months, yet oculosympathetic paralysis has persisted. Diagnosis of carotid dissection required cerebral arteriography, and the angiographic features are presented. Patients were treated with platelet antiaggregants, and they have remained neurologically stable during follow-up (mean, 12 months; range, 10-14 months).
L B Kline; J J Vitek; B C Raymon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-08     Completed Date:  1987-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  radiography
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications*,  radiography
Cerebral Angiography
Horner Syndrome / etiology*,  physiopathology
Pain / etiology*

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