Carotidynia

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Left sided neck pain and swelling

Patient Data

Age: 60-65
Gender: Male
CT

Smooth circumferential wall thickening of the upper left CCA and lower ICA with adjacent fat stranding. No luminal narrowing. No focal collection.

Case Discussion

Carotidynia or Fay syndrome is usually secondary to migraine, but maybe be due to focal carotid arteritis. It is self resolving.

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Case information

rID: 49219
Case created: 16th Nov 2016
Last edited: 16th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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