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Intracranial Carotid Artery Dissection

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.006

Series: What Do I Do Now

Intracranial Carotid Artery Dissection

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Intracranial arterial dissections are much less common than extracranial and more often cause brain infarction. Rupture through the adventitia can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Chapter.  1250 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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