carotid artery


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carotid artery

[kə′räd·əd ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck. Also known as common carotid artery.
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Current diagnosis and management of blunt internal carotid artery injury.
--Preoperative data: age, sex, associated diseases and risk factors (hypertension, hyperlypoproteinemia, diabetes, smoking, clinically signifcant coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD)), medications (antiplatelet and antihypertensive drugs, statins), clinical symptoms (asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid disease), degree of stenosis and contralateral carotid artery stenosis were determined by duplex ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) angiography;
Surgery of these tumors can be challenging and used to be associated with significant mortality and morbidity because of their vascularity, involvement of internal carotid artery and proximity to cranial nerves.
A: This cadaver dissection of the sphenoid sinus shows a very large dehiscent carotid artery almost filling the sphenoid sinus.
Cruciferous Vegetables Especially Beneficial The analysis showed that women who ate the most vegetables (three or more daily servings) had carotid artery walls on average 0.036 mm (4.6 percent) thinner than those eating less than two daily servings of vegetables.
'The study stresses the continued need for physicians to monitor and screen patients for both carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation, especially patients who have risk factors of either disease,' said Victoria Jacobs, a clinical researcher at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Utah, US.
However, "atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia", Jacobs said.
Intracranial carotid artery disease by transcranial doppler in patients who showed extracranial carotid artery disease.
Carotid artery injuries (CAI) constitute approximately 22% of all cervical vascular injuries (CVI) and out of this percentage common carotid artery injuries (CCAI) constitute roughly 75% while internal carotid artery injuries (ICAI) constitute roughly 20% [5-7].
Close inspection of the bone windowed CT images (Figure 2) reveals asymmetric lack of a bony left internal carotid canal consistent with congenital left internal carotid artery (ICA) agenesis.