Carotid Dissection and Stroke After Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Karen S. Carvalho, Mary Edwards-Brown, Meredith R. Golomb

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Carotid dissection and cerebral infarction are extremely rare complications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. We describe a 12-year-old boy who presented with a right internal carotid dissection and right middle cerebral artery infarction, associated with tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. We discuss the risk factors that may predispose patients to these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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