Carotid artery


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carotid artery

The common, the internal, or the external carotid artery.
See also: artery

carotid artery

One of the paired arteries running up on either side of the front of the neck which, together with the two vertebral arteries, provide the whole blood supply to the head, including the brain.
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Fig. 92 Carotid artery . Mammalian carotid artery.

carotid artery

either of the two vessels carrying oxygenated blood from the AORTA to the head in the mammal and other vertebrates (see Fig. 92 ). Nervous receptor areas are located in the CAROTID SINUSES and the CAROTID BODIES.

Carotid artery

Two main arteries (passageway carrying blood from the heart to other parts of the body) that carry blood to the brain.
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After the stent is placed successfully to stabilize the plaque in the carotid artery, flow reversal is turned off and blood flow to the brain resumes in its normal direction.
Extracranial carotid artery pseudoaneurysms and aneurysms are extremely rare, altogether accounting for only 0.
Congenital absence of the internal carotid artery is a rare congenital anomaly.
On the right side, after displaying the mentioned branching, the right common carotid artery was observed to pass medially and settle into the cervical carotid canal, otherwise known as the osteomuscular canal, and to course to the head.
Carotid artery stenosis has been implicated as major risk factor in the development of stroke.
The main causes also differ in terms of the frequency of presentation, such as atherosclerosis, iatrogenic pseudoaneurysms, trauma and mycotic aneurysms, usually secondary to some type of intervention on the carotid artery (12,13).
Right sided aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery can be explained on the basis of regression in left arch involving dorsal segment between left common carotid artery and left subclavian arteries with regression of right ductus arteriosus.
In this study, we attempted to find out the prevalence of carotid artery stenosis in ischaemic stroke patients and whether they are prone for recurrence or not, so that aggressive secondary preventive measures can be directed to those patients.
These events are consistent with the type and rate of serious adverse events associated with other carotid artery procedures.
As mentioned, carotid artery stenosis has been highly reported in females (Durand, D.
Carotid artery stiffness was determined by an Esaote MyLab90 ultrasound system (Esaote Company, Italy) with quantitative inter-media thickness (QIMT) and quantitative artery stiffness (QAS) software using a 5-13 MHz probe.