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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Bilateral spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection managed with endovascular stenting--A case report.
--Early operative stroke was defined as a newly recorded neurological deficiency corresponding to the operated carotid artery that lasted more than 24 h and occurred during the period of 30 days after the operation.
After taking the control of common carotid artery (CCA) we identify internal (ICA) and external carotid arteries (ECA) and vagus nerve.
"The ultrasound measurements of the participants' carotid artery thickness were taken in 2001," she adds.
Surgical approach to kinking and coiling of the internal carotid artery. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2004;45:43-8.
However, 'atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia', Jacobs said.
Comparing the concordance and discordance of carotid artery disease in extracranial and intracranial part of internal carotid artery.
Neck CT-scan done at the local hospital revealed C2-C4 transverse process fractures on the right side, fracture at the right lamina of C3, and right common carotid artery dissection.
Urgently performed conventional angiography includes lateral view injection of the right common carotid artery (Figure 3) demonstrating normal opacification of the right internal and external carotid arterial systems.
The decision to perform revascularization in patients with carotid artery stenosis and the choice of treatment depends on several criteria including: severity of internal carotid artery stenosis, age, sex, comorbidities, life expectancy and complication rate [1, 3, 4].
Pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery is extremely rare and mostly are result of blunt or penetrating trauma.2 Although pseudoaneurysm formation has been typically reported secondary to blunt mechanisms; a delayed presentation (i.e.