After the ramification of the tracheosyringeal trunk, the ascending oesophageal arteries arose from the common carotid arteries
, from the ventral surface on the right and the dorso-lateral surface on the left.
Hence, patients with DM, HTN & Hyperlipidemias should have their carotid arteries
screened to detect asymptomatic carotid stenosis and if present, should have their blood glucose, blood pressure and lipids under control and should be started on antiplatelet drugs and statins for plaque regression and for primary prevention of stroke.
Any factor that decreases the velocity of the blood from the heart to the carotid arteries
can interfere with accurate estimation of carotid stenosis.
Our patient had a traumatic dissection of both internal carotid arteries
(ICA) which is an uncommon but well-recognized entity.
Most retropharyngeal carotid arteries
are discovered as an incidental finding during evaluation of a trauma patient or in preoperative studies of the neck.
In head and neck surgery, the common carotid arteries
are important landmarks, defining the plane of the dissection during radical neck surgery (Ord & Ward-Booth, 1986).
Modest supplementation with fish oil significantly lowered blood triglyceride levels and stabilized plaque in the carotid arteries
of 162 older men and women with advanced atherosclerosis--clogged arteries--in research from the United Kingdom.
About 20 percent of strokes are linked to blocked carotid arteries
The aim is to gain proximal and distal control of the common carotid and external and internal carotid arteries
In 1995, a national trial revealed that surgery can reduce the risk of stroke in symptom-free men whose carotid arteries
are narrowed by fatty deposits.
In October 1995, Medicare issued a national policy statement that limited coverage to the evaluation of carotid arteries
in patients who could not tolerate an angiogram.
Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries
that run through the neck and supply blood to the brain become partially clogged by plaque.