Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
RICO, A. et al. Cerebral infarction secondary to internal carotid thrombosis following cervical trauma. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp.97-102. ISSN 1135-7606.
In this paper, a case of post-traumatic thrombosis in the internal carotid artery after a blow with a ball in the neck of a 33-year-old male is presented. The death came 10 days after the coup as a result of intracranial hypertension and cerebral herniation secondary to ischemic infarction affecting the entire territory of the middle right cerebral artery, both superficial and profound. Macroscopic and microscopic findings that largely explain the mechanism of vascular injury with intimal dissection in the proximity of an atheroma plaque located above the carotid bifurcation are discussed.
Palabras clave : Internal carotid artery; Traumatism; Thrombosis; Dissection; Autopsy; Forensic pathology.