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September 1957

Thrombosis of the Internal Carotid Artery in the Neck: General Considerations and Presentation of Three Cases

Author Affiliations

México, D. F.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(3):453-458. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260090109014

Introduction  Carotid thrombosis in the neck has only recently been established as a definite diagnosis and a separate pathological entity. This became possible when Egas Moniz introduced arteriography, in 1927, but thrombosis of the internal carotid in the neck was not corroborated by arteriography until the 1937 paper by Moniz, Lima, and Lacerada.1 Since then there have been numerous reported cases,2-4 so that Walker and Johnson,3 in 1951, were able to review 101 cases, of which 84 appeared in the European literature and 17 in American publications. These authors added six cases of their own.The present paper will consider only cases of spontaneous occlusion of the carotid demonstrated by arteriography or by the appearance of the vessel at the time it was exposed to make an arteriogram. Traumatic cases are not included. A review of the literature since June, 1951, disclosed many cases reported in various