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Asymptomatic common carotid artery dissection caused by blunt injury
  1. N Fukunaga,
  2. M Hanaoka,
  3. K Sato
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, Irinoguchi, Komtsushima-cho, Komatsushima-shi, Tokushima, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Naoto Fukunaga, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, 4-6 Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046, Japan; naotowakimachi{at}

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A 16-year-old boy was referred to our hospital by a general practitioner on suspicion of damage to the right carotid artery. He hit the right side of his neck against a door during basketball and lost consciousness for about 10 s. The physical examination revealed no abnormalities except …

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