carotid bifurcation

carotid bifurcation

[TA]
the division of the common carotid artery into internal and external carotid arteries; it occurs at the level of the superior border of the thyroid cartilages (vertebral level C4), The carotid body and sinus occur in relation to the carotid bifurcation.
Synonym(s): bifurcatio carotidis [TA]

ca·rot·id bi·fur·ca·tion

(kă-rotid bīfŭr-kāshŭn) [TA]
Division of the common carotid artery into internal and external carotid arteries.
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It is important to have information about the anatomy and the level of carotid bifurcation (CB) before surgical procedures and interventions of CCA to minimize morbidity and mortality.
On histologic examination, there was recent hemorrhage and remote hemorrhage on plaque sections in most carotid bifurcation plaques.
Atherosclerosis mainly affects carotid bifurcation and internal carotid artery.
3) MR Angiography produces reproducible three dimensional image of carotid bifurcation with good sensitivity for high-grade stenosis.
The blood flow dynamics in a stenosed, subject-specific, carotid bifurcation using the spectral element method numerically analyzed by [15,16].
A CT scan demonstrated a right-sided 2 cm mass located between the external and internal carotid arteries that enhanced with contrast and caused splaying of the carotid bifurcation, suggesting a carotid body tumor (Figure A).
The carotid bodies are close to the carotid bifurcation on both sides of the neck and the aortic bodies are located near the aortic arch.
A region 10 mm proximal to the carotid bifurcation was identified, and the CIMT of the far wall was calculated as the distance between the lumen-intima and media-adventitia interfaces.
CAL model was induced by ligation of left common carotid artery near the carotid bifurcation with a 6-0 silk under anesthesia, as described previously.
ABSTRACTObjective: To determine site specific carotid intima-media thickness: commoncarotid artery and carotid bifurcation in hypercholesterolemia patients as a marker for atherosclerosis.
A region 1 cm proximal to the carotid bifurcation was identified, and the IMT of the far wall was evaluated as the distance between the lumen-intima interface and the media-adventitia interface.
On the right, the tract surrounding the nylon suture was easily traced through the carotid bifurcation toward the tonsillar fossa.