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Cervical carotid artery dissection is associated with styloid process length.
Comparison of demographic and clinical characteristics between surviving and deceased patients with carotid artery dissection Variable Surviving-CAD Deceased-CAD (n=23) n(%) (n=5) n(%) Age (mean [+ or -] SD, year) (min-max) 58.
Bilateral Carotid Artery Dissection Caused by Springboard Diving.
Approximately 24 hours had elapsed between her initial injury and the development of symptoms and diagnosis of the carotid artery dissection.
The underlying mechanism in traumatic carotid artery dissection is usually blunt trauma and includes road traffic accidents, trampolining, chiropractic manipulation of the neck, treadmill running, skiing and birth injuries (Bell et al.
Noninvasive monitoring of internal carotid artery dissection.
Dr Wengui Yu, who led the project at the University of California, said: "Methamphetamine has been associated with tears in the aorta, but this is the first time there's been a link between its use and carotid artery dissection.
Dr Wengui Yu, from the University of California at Irvine, US, who led the research, said: "This is the first time there's been a possible link between methamphetamine use and carotid artery dissection, a tear in the neck artery.
Spontaneous carotid artery dissection has been diagnosed in approximately 10% to 20% of young adults with stroke (Schievink, Mokri, & O'Fallon, 1994).
To the Editor: Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) is one of the main causes of stroke in young- and middle-aged adults with a current mortality rate of 40%.

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