Indirect trauma to the common carotid artery

M. Puterman, F. Tovi, J. Sidi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Thrombosis of the internal carotid artery due to indirect trauma occurs usually as a result of stretching of the artery. In a few cases blast injury has been described as an etiological factor. The outcome of traumatic carotid artery thrombosis is often expressed as severe neurologic deficit and even death. In the case presented, gunshot injury indirectly caused intimal tear and subsequent thrombosis of the left common carotid artery, which had appeared normal on initial exploration. The neurologic manifestations of carotid thrombosis were overlooked due to initial coma related to the associated cranial trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-135+162
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Indirect trauma to the common carotid artery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this