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As golf grows in popularity, its related injuries have increased.1 Vertebral artery dissection is the most common mechanism of brainstem or cerebellar ischaemic stroke related to golf.1 2 Several studies have concluded that the underlying cause of the aforementioned entity is due to repetitive compression of the hyoid bone which can result in pseudoaneurysms and carotid artery stenosis.3 4 The following is a case report of recurrent cerebral infarctions in an amateur golfer that can be explained by repeated internal carotid artery (ICA) compression of the hyoid bone.
A 56-year-old amateur golfer with 30 years of experience presented to the emergency room complaining of a sudden tingling sensation and numbness in his left …
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