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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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Carotid occlusive disease is a specific kind of atherosclerosis that significantly contributes to cerebrovascular accidents [3].
Rare anomalies include isolation of either left subclavian artery, left common carotid artery, or innominate artery; that is, they do not have their origin from aorta or its major branches [2].
The basic essential investigation in all patients presenting with temporary neurological deficits or stroke is a Duplex-Doppler scan of the carotids. If more detail is required, a computerised tomographic angiogram (CTA) is recommended which should include intracerebral views.
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.
The authors found that the mean level of deviation of medialized carotids was at the level of the body of C2.
Pathologists have discovered during autopsies that some patients with blocked carotids had established sufficient auxiliary circulation through their vertebral arteries in the back of the neck.
Rupture of the carotids following radical neck surgery in irradiated patients.
The results come at a time when researchers are looking into other ways of fixing blocked carotids. One proposed technology would combine balloon angioplasty with insertion of a stent, a cylindrical mesh that props open an artery.
Most common source of embolism is the carotid bifurcation, but may arise from the aortic arch, common carotid, internal carotid, vertebral, and basilar artery also.