Postcoital carotid artery dissection associated with acute cerebral infarction: A case report

Ai Hsien Li, Lung Chan, Tun Jao, Yin Kin Wong, Jiann Shing Jeng

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Abstract

Carotid arterial dissections may result from spontaneous or traumatic causes. Postcoital arterial dissections have been reported in both the vertebral and coronary arteries. We report a rare case of spontaneous dissection from the common carotid artery to the internal and external carotid arteries after sexual intercourse, leading to fulminant middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory infarct. Although we restored the flow in the proximal carotid artery with stenting, brain swelling with hemorrhagic transformation was still noted in the region of the right MCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurologica Taiwanica
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Cerebral Infarction
Carotid Arteries
Dissection
Middle Cerebral Artery
External Carotid Artery
Vertebral Artery
Coitus
Common Carotid Artery
Brain Edema
Internal Carotid Artery
Coronary Vessels

Keywords

  • Acute cerebral infarction
  • Carotid dissection
  • Postcoitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Postcoital carotid artery dissection associated with acute cerebral infarction : A case report. / Li, Ai Hsien; Chan, Lung; Jao, Tun; Wong, Yin Kin; Jeng, Jiann Shing.

In: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.12.2009, p. 267-271.

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Li, Ai Hsien ; Chan, Lung ; Jao, Tun ; Wong, Yin Kin ; Jeng, Jiann Shing. / Postcoital carotid artery dissection associated with acute cerebral infarction : A case report. In: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica. 2009 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 267-271.
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