Neck hyperextension with lateral rotation is a common mechanism of injury, and is thought to stretch the ICA over the transverse processes of the upper cervical spine. In posttraumatic dissection, ischemic symptoms are the most common 1).

Anson J, Crowell RM. Cervicocranial Arterial Dissection. Neurosurgery. 1991; 29:89–96
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