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June 1984

Symptomatic Extrinsic Compression of the Cervical Carotid Artery

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, University of California and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(6):672-673. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04210080084020

• A 41-year-old man had external compression of the internal carotid artery. He had hemispheric symptoms brought on by flexion of the neck and turning his head to the left. The compression was diagnosed by positional angiography. Treatment consisted of excision of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and associated fascial bands.

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