Stroke from Carotid Dissection
Alternate Names : Brain Attack, Stroke Following Carotid Dissection
How is the condition diagnosed?
A magnetic resonance angiogram, which involves injecting a dye into an artery
or blood vessel for better viewing, may be ordered to detect carotid
dissection. In this test, the carotid artery of a person with carotid
dissection will show what is called a string sign. This is described as an
elongated, irregular, narrow column of dye in the artery.
Cranial MRIs and cranial CT
scans may be ordered to show the type, size, and location of the