J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2011 May;29(2):127-129.

Recurrent Vasospasm of Internal Carotid Artery Causing Recurrent Ischemic Stroke

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Cerebrovascular Center, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. mspark@jnu.ac.kr

Abstract

The etiology of ischemic stroke in young adults often remains unclear. Extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) vasospasm is uncommon and has been reported in only a few cases. We present a case of migrainous headache and recurrent ischemic stroke due to recurrent extracranial ICA vasospasm without evidence of carotid artery dissection or fibromuscular dysplasia.

Keyword

Extracranial internal carotid artery; Vasospasm; Cerebral infarction

MeSH Terms

Carotid Arteries
Carotid Artery, Internal
Cerebral Infarction
Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Headache
Humans
Stroke
Young Adult
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