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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jan;19(1):46-49. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.14253/acn.2017.19.1.46
Kwak HS , Chung GH , Lee CH , Jeong SK , Ryu HU .
Department of Radiology, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Neurology Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. iory252@naver.com
Abstract

Carotidynia is characterized by unilateral neck pain around the carotid artery. We describe a 50-year-old woman who presented with transient left-side weakness and right-side neck pain. She frequently massaged the uncomfortable neck area during the symptomatic course of the condition. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multifocal cerebral infarctions and a carotid intramural thrombus ipsilateral to the carotidynia.Long-term carotidynia might result in the involvement of an intramural thrombus and intimal disruption, and ischemic stroke after carotidynia may be provoked by carotid sinus massage.

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