HAYES W. CALDWELL, M.D.; FREDERICK C. HADDEN, M.D.
The syndrome of a thrombosed internal carotid or common carotid artery existing for considerable periods of time without antecedent trauma has been described.4-11 Acute thrombosis of the common or internal carotid artery following trauma has not been frequently reported but presents a clinical syndrome that is easily recognized. Errors in diagnosis may occur in the presence of small penetrating neck wounds and fractured jaws. In such instances subdural hematoma,10 cerebral vascular occlusion or hemorrhage may be mistakenly presumed to be present unless the carotid occlusion is suspected and the neck vessels dissected out at surgery or autopsy. Walker9 described five
CALDWELL HW, HADDEN FC. CAROTID ARTERY THROMBOSIS: REPORT OF EIGHT CASES DUE TO TRAUMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:1132–1142. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-6-1132
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(6):1132-1142.
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