Carotid artery dissection happens when the layers of the carotid artery in your neck rip or separate. Your neck has two carotid arteries: one on each side. Dissection can develop on its own or as the result of a neck injury. Although the illness might cure on its own with time, it can also produce life-threatening consequences, including stroke or brain haemorrhage.
- Car accident
- Accident involving sports.
- Forced coughing or nose blowing
- Eye pain
- Face pain
- Horner’s syndrome manifests as facial problems on one side (sagging eyelid, lack of sweat, and one smaller pupil).
- Neck ache
- Deficits in the nervous system, such as aberrant reflexes, speech difficulties, memory issues, or balance issues
- Stroke-like symptoms including disorientation, slurred speech, or abrupt numbness or weakness
- CT Angiography
- MR Angiography
- Physical exam
Specific treatment options include analgesics, a series of stabilizing treatments for any potential strokes, a technique to remove the blood clot, anti-clotting medicine, and surgery to repair the dissection.