Pre-eclampsia Associated with Carotid Dissection and Stroke in a Young Woman

      Carotid dissection has rarely been described in pregnancy. We report a 24-year-old woman who developed an acute stroke 14 days postpartum after a complicated pregnancy. Her left internal carotid artery was found to be occluded, presumably secondary to a carotid dissection. Her neurologic symptoms resolved and she was treated with short-term warfarin therapy and blood pressure control.

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