2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
Chapter 12: The Patient With Head, Ocular, or Facial Pain
Internal Carotid Artery Dissection
Internal carotid artery dissection typically produces pain localized to the face (see Chapter 14). It is often accompanied by ipsilateral sympathetic dysfunction (Horner syndrome) due to involvement of the sympathetic fibers in the wall of the carotid artery (see Chapter 10, Fig 10-4).
Figure 12-3 Herpes zoster ophthalmicus. This 63-year-old woman developed left-sided scalp pain and a rash in the V1 distribution on the left side.
(Courtesy of Rod Foroozan, MD.)
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 5 - Neuro-Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.