Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 6, Issue 4 | Case Report | Open Access

TIPIC Syndrome – A Rare Cause of Neck Pain Case Report

Yuan M1* and Kumar A2

1Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand 2Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand

*Correspondance to: Yuan M 

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Neck pain is a clinical complaint that encompasses a range of causes across different body systems. TIPIC (Transient Perivascular Inflammation of the Carotid artery) syndrome should be considered as a rare cause of neck pain. We present a normally fit and well 60-year-old man who presented with gradual onset unilateral neck pain which did not fit the presentation of any common illnesses. MRI was performed to assess the cause of neck pain, and TIPIC syndrome was subsequently diagnosed. TIPIC syndrome should be considered once other causes of neck pain are ruled out, to give clarification, reassurance and context to patients.


TIPIC syndrome; Carotidynia; Transient perivascular inflammation of the carotid artery; Neck pain


Yuan M, Kumar A. TIPIC Syndrome – A Rare Cause of Neck Pain Case Report. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023; 6(4): 1237.

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