Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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VIEIRA, Vera L.F. et al. Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection with paralysis of lower cranial nerves: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.64, n.4, pp.1047-1049. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2006000600035.
Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is a rare event that strikes patients at their productive age. As early intervention frequently determines a significant improvement, it is important to broaden the knowledge of the clinical, pathogenic and pathophysiological aspects of this disease. The objective is making an early diagnosis and treatment to avoid a bad outcome. We report the case of a 46 years-old man with spontaneous carotid artery dissection that had an atypical manifestation characterized by sudden paralysis of lower cranial nerves.
Keywords : spontaneous dissection; carotid artery; atypical clinical manifestation; lower cranial nerves paralysis.