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Carotid artery dissection - an important complication after fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Kazimierz Kordecki, Katarzyna Guzińska-Ustymowicz, Andrzej Ustymowicz, Andrzej Lewszuk, Jarosław Krejza

Med Sci Monit 2004; 10(3): 120-122

ID: 11863

Published: 2004-06-16

Background:Carotid artery dissection (CAD) is a frequent cause of ischemic stroke in patients under 40 years. It happen spontaneously or after various degree of trauma.Case Report: In this report we present a case of 33 years-old woman with dissection of the common carotid and internal carotid artery after ‘blind ’ fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the neck lymph node.Conclusions: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the neck, close to carotid vessels should be always performed under control of imaging techniques.

Keywords: carotid artery dissection, fine-needle aspiration biopsy