Fatal Thrombosis of Internal Carotid Artery Following Minor Blunt Trauma to the Neck

    Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    An, TL
    Deputy medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, County of Cook, Chicago, IL

    (Received 21 March 1988; accepted 4 August 1988)

    Abstract

    Fatal traumatic thrombosis of the left internal carotid artery occurred in a 38-year-old man following minor blunt cervical trauma during an altercation. There was no external injury observed on the head, face, or neck. Neurologic deficit developed soon after the injury, which progressed to right hemiplegia. His condition deteriorated and he expired on the sixth hospital day. The gross and microscopic findings of the internal carotid artery are presented and the significance of minor cervical blunt trauma and the possible mechanism for the vascular lesion are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS12695J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12695J

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    Title Fatal Thrombosis of Internal Carotid Artery Following Minor Blunt Trauma to the Neck
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