Pain as an alarm signal in cervical carotid dissection: report of a case with catastrophic evolution




Arterial dissection, Carotid artery, Stroke



Cervical carotid dissection is a commonly reported arteriopathy and is associated with stroke in young, healthy patients.

Case report

The authors present a case of a woman with pain of recent onset secondary to a dissection of the cervical segment of the carotid artery on the same side and that evolved with stroke.


The diagnosis of arterial dissection is based on clinical suspicion and angiographic images of the encephalic vessels.


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Valença MM, Valença MF, Valença MA, Leitão LB, Valença LPA de A, Silva-Néto RP. Pain as an alarm signal in cervical carotid dissection: report of a case with catastrophic evolution. Headache Med [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 2 [cited 2024 Mar. 2];13(4):301-5. Available from:



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