Familial cervical artery dissection
Synonyms: Familial CAD | Hereditary CAD | Hereditary cervical artery dissection
Familial cervical artery dissection is a rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by dissection of the cervical artery in various members of a single family presenting with variable manifestations which range from asymptomatic to the triad of ipsilateral pain in the head neck and face Horner syndrome and cerebral or retinal ischemic symptoms. Headache and cerebral ischemic features are most frequently observed.
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