internal carotid artery

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in·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·ter·y (ICA),

[TA]
arises from the common carotid opposite upper border of thyroid cartilage (C4 vertebral level) and terminates in the middle cranial fossa by dividing into the anterior and middle cerebral arteries; for descriptive purposes, it is divided into four parts: cervical, petrous, cavernous, and cerebral.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis interna [TA]
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in·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·te·ry

(in-tĕr'năl kă-rot'id ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
It arises from the common carotid opposite upper border of thyroid cartilage (C4 vertebral level) and terminates in the middle cranial fossa by dividing into the anterior and middle cerebral arteries.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis interna.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

internal carotid artery

One of the two main divisions of the common CAROTID ARTERY. The internal carotid supplies blood to the main part of the brain (CEREBRUM) and associated structures, including the eye.
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Univariate logistic regression analysis showed that older age, higher TC, higher LDL, presence of internal carotid artery plaques, and CIMT [greater than or equal to] 0.71 mm were significantly associated with PAD (P<0.05; see Table 2 for details).
Stroke patterns of the internal carotid artery dissection in 40 patients.
Bilateral spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection managed with endovascular stenting--A case report.
Three of the four cases of type III tumor were managed by excision followed by reconstruction of internal carotid artery with use of temporary shunt.
Axial CT shows the dissected internal carotid artery (arrow) and calcified stylohyoid ligament (asterisk).
As anterior clinoid process covers the roof of cavernous sinus and the paraclinoidal segment of the internal carotid artery, anterior clinoidectomy becomes mandatory in approaching cavernous sinus and in optic canal decompression so the parameters measured in the present study will guide in the careful dissection in that area.
Extracranial carotid system including common carotid, external carotid, and internal carotid arteries of both sides have been evaluated in all patients.
Marshall, "Kinking of the internal carotid artery," Lancet, vol.
CT scan of the patient's cervical spine was performed with contrast, and she was found to have bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissections without signs of bony injury.
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