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01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

BMC Neurology 1/2017

Double or nothing: red flag symptoms of critical carotid stenosis, a case report

Zeitschrift:
BMC Neurology > Ausgabe 1/2017
Autoren:
José Carlos Morán-Sánchez, Irene Gómez-Estévez, Yasmina El Berdei, José C. Gómez-Sánchez, María E. Ramos-Araque

Abstract

Background

Detailed knowledge of every possible manifestation of Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) disease is important. For improving detection and a timely adoption of secondary prevention procedures or treatments. Transient oculomotor nerve palsies have been described associated with stenosis or occlusion of the ICA.

Case presentation

We described a patient that develop a sequential combination of transient monocular loss of vision followed by binocular diplopia secondary to an unstable atherosclerotic preocclusive stenosis of an internal carotid artery previously treated with radiotherapy.

Conclusions

The peculiar sequence of transient monocular vision that give rise later into a transient binocular diplopia (double or nothing) should be kept in mind as a possible manifestation of critical stenosis of ICA.
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