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Dolichoectasia of the cavernous internal carotid artery: another cause for Raeder's syndrome

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A 38-year-old man presented with ptosis, miosis, facial pain and hypoesthesia in the ipsilateral ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance antiography showed fusiform dilation of the cavernous portion of the left carotid artery. A diagnosis of Raeder's syndrome (RS) was made. Carbamazepine selectively relieved the facial pain but the partial Horner syndrome persisted. Our case adds dolichoectasia of the intracavernous internal carotid artery to the list of causes of RS.

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Received: 28 August 2000, Accepted in revised form: 28 September 2000

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Morís, G., Ribacoba, R., Nombre Solar, D. et al. Dolichoectasia of the cavernous internal carotid artery: another cause for Raeder's syndrome. J Headache Pain 1, 123–125 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s101940070053

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  • Key words Raeder's syndrome
  • Dolichoectasia
  • Cavernous sinuses
  • Internal carotid artery

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