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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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INTRODUCTION: Carotid body tumors (CBT) are distinctly uncommon hypervascular neck tumors.
The basic essential investigation in all patients presenting with temporary neurological deficits or stroke is a Duplex-Doppler scan of the carotids.
Both carotids should be studied to exclude multicentricity.
For 40 years, doctors have cleared blockages of the carotid arteries in the neck, which supply blood to the head, by surgically removing plaque from the vessels.
While Witt et al contended that examination alone is satisfactory in determining the safety of flap creation, others have strongly advocated preoperative imaging to identify the full course of the carotids and their relation to the posterior pharyngeal wall.
Physicians check for blocked carotids by placing a stethoscope on the side of the neck.
WASHINGTON -- Preliminary Data on Medtronic Exponent Carotid Stent and GuardWire(R) Occlusion System Demonstrates Early Success in Treating Carotid Artery Blockages That Can Lead to Stroke
We describe a novel multimodality endovascular approach to safely control hemorrhage from a carotid artery pseudoaneurysm and tumor vasculature associated with a squamous cell carcinoma.
The results come at a time when researchers are looking into other ways of fixing blocked carotids.
Carotid stenting offers a minimally invasive alternative to endarterectomy, the current standard of care for insufficient blood flow in the carotids but one that holds a risk that stroke-causing embolic materials may be dislodged and travel to the brain during the procedure.
Guidant Corporation (NYSE: GDT), a world leader in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease, today announced positive results in the ARCHeR (ACCULINK for Revascularization of Carotids in High Risk Patients) series of clinical trials.