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]

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.

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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CIMT and the presence of internal carotid artery plaques may be useful clinical markers of lower limb arterial lesions in patients with diabetic foot.
Blunt internal carotid artery injury associated with facial fractures.
TIA: transient ischemic attack; ICA: internal carotid artery; BCVA: best-corrected visual acuity; RE: right eye; LE: left eye; CEA: carotid artery endarterectomy; EDI: enhanced depth imaging; SD-OCT: spectral domain optical coherence tomography.
Echo-Doppler of cervical vessels: severe stenosis of the left internal carotid artery (> 85%)
The internal carotid artery could not be differentiated from these structures because the usual arterial pulsation was not evident in this case.
A carotid duplex scan revealed 80% (NASCET) hemodynamic stenosis of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) and a poststenotic flow in both common carotid arteries.
Transient-flow information of blood flowing through stenosed artery (presence of 80% asymptomatic blockage in lumen of basilar segment of internal carotid artery of right carotid artery) of specific patient is used at inlet of the specified segmented flow section of the geometry.
Right internal carotid angiogram showed complete occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery and the formation of moyamoya vessels in the basal ganglia and a persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) that branched from the C4 portion of the right internal carotid artery and terminated at the upper portion of the basilar artery [Figure 1]c.
SUMMARY--In patients with atherosclerotic stenosis of the extracranial segment of internal carotid artery, surgical intervention is an effective method to prevent cerebral ischemic stroke.

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