Anterior Choroidal Artery Territory Infarction due to Internal Carotid Artery Dissection Presumably Caused by Scuba Diving

Daeun Shin, Yang-Ha Hwang, Dong-Hyun Shim
2020 Journal of the Korean Neurological Association  
We report a case of anterior choroidal artery territory infarction due to internal carotid artery dissection presumably caused by scuba diving. A 44-year-old man presented with left facial palsy and hemiparesis. He had a history of scuba diving for 18 months. His last dive was 7 days ago, and he skipped decompression practice at that dive. We assumed that repetitive traumas and microbubbles during scuba diving, which made endothelium vulnerable to damage may have caused a carotid dissection.
doi:10.17340/jkna.2020.4.9 fatcat:mfx4f6elsremph3gdzxyxcvr4a