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November 1979

Spontaneous Internal Carotid Dissection, Hemicrania, and Horner's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Mokri), Neurologic Surgery (Dr Sundt), and Radiology (Dr Houser), the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):677-680. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470047008

• We describe five patients with angiographic features of dissecting aneurysm of the cervical portion of the internal carotid artery who were seen initially with unilateral headaches and ipsilateral oculosympathetic paresis. This combination of symptoms is a rather common mode of manifestation of this entity.