Treatment challenges in idiopathic extracranial ICA vasospasm case report and review of the literature

Edith Graham*, Karen Orjuela, Sharon Poisson, Jose Biller

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Abstract

Idiopathic extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) vasospasm is a rare pathological phenomenon that may lead to stroke in young patients. We report a case of an 18 year-old female with recurrent extracranial ICA vasospasm since age thirteen. We summarize published data related to this condition including all twenty-three reported cases of extracranial ICA vasospasm. We describe the various proposed pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder. Various treatment modalities have been attempted but there is no known long-term effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100304
JournaleNeurologicalSci
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carotid artery diseases
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Migraine disorders
  • Stroke
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology

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