common carotid artery

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Related to Carotid vessels: carotid bifurcation, A carotis communis
  • noun

Synonyms for common carotid artery

runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries

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In our 2 patients with a type II tumor, the mass had compressed the carotid vessels.
Interventional cardiologists accustomed to working in the coronary arteries will find the carotid vessels much larger and less prone to in-stent restenosis.
For years, however, researchers in North America and Europe have tried to determine the most effective method to treat narrowed or partially blocked carotid vessels.
Because the diagnosis was still unclear, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, but it showed that the size and position of the carotid vessels on both sides were normal (figure 2).
In 2001, Boston Scientific was granted CE Mark in Europe for the FilterWire EX Embolic Protection System for use in peripheral, coronary and carotid vessels.
1) However, it has been postulated that incomplete straightening of the carotid vessels enables the embryonic angulation to persist, resulting in congenitally tortuous or aberrant internal carotid arteries in the retropharyngeal space.