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Neurology. 2002 Apr 23;58(8):1302-4.

"Shiatsu sympathectomy": ICA dissection associated with a shiatsu massager.

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Section of Neurology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA. Michael.Elliott@vmmc.org

Abstract

Carotid dissection is a well-described complication of head and neck trauma. Two cases of carotid dissection that occurred after use of shiatsu-type massagers are described. This potential cause should be considered when evaluating patients with idiopathic carotid dissection.

PMID:
11971108
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.58.8.1302
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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