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Surg Neurol. 1999 Sep;52(3):306-9.

Brachial plexus and supraclavicular nerve injury caused by manual carotid compression for spontaneous carotid-cavernous sinus fistula.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Manual carotid compression is an established treatment for a spontaneous carotid-cavernous sinus fistula unless emergency treatment is required for it.

CASE REPORT:

A 63-year-old woman presented with a spontaneous carotid-cavernous sinus fistula. Manual carotid compression of 5 minutes duration, twice a day, for 10 days resulted in injury to the upper trunk (C 5-6) of the brachial plexus and the supraclavicular nerve (C 3-4), which subsequently resolved within a month after cessation of the procedure.

CONCLUSION:

It is important to know the possible neurological complications of manual carotid compression.

PMID:
10511091
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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