Cervical Artery Dissection

Author: Jason L Louis / Editor: Jason M Kendall / Reviewer: Martin Dore, Josh Davison, Emma Everitt / Code: A5 / Published: 22/01/2024

This session reviews the clinical presentation and investigation of cervical artery dissection. The clinician needs a high level of suspicion to make this diagnosis accurately.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Outline the pathophysiological mechanisms of cervical artery dissection
  • Explain the nature and timing of neurological sequelae of carotid artery dissection
  • Describe an appropriate imaging strategy for patients with suspected cervical artery dissection
  • Explain the role of anticoagulation therapy in patients with cervical artery dissection


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