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Revista Medica Herediana

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TALLEDO PAREDES, Luisa S. et al. Blunt carotid injury and brain embolism in soccer player: First case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp.48-52. ISSN 1018-130X.

We report the case of an 18-year-old male patient who suffered cervical trauma with a soccer ball. He presented three days after with right hemiparesis and expressive aphasia. The magnetic resonance image showed an ischemic lesion on the left basal ganglia area. The Doppler ultrasound revealed a thrombus extending from the left common carotid artery to the left internal carotid artery, and the angio-computed tomographic scan revealed a dissection of the left internal carotid artery (carotid lesion type IV). Anticoagulation with warfarin and physiotherapy were started with good clinical evolution. The traumatic injury of the carotid artery is very rare. Treatment is controversial, so we consider interest report of this case.

Keywords : Internal carotid artery dissection; cerebral infarction; soccer.

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