IMT is a good predictor of future cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events.
Among subjects whose total intake of vegetables was classified as high, carotid
artery wall thickness averaged 0.05 mm less than subjects whose intake was low.
Having that in mind, every early stroke after carotid
endarterectomy has to be considered potentially preventable.
body tumors (CBT) are rare tumor originating from carotid
For the evaluation of the prevalence of carotid
stenosis, all participants (≥40 years) underwent bilateral carotid
duplex sonography in a supine position by expert operators who were blinded to the goal of the study, clinical data, and laboratory findings.
We speculate that the fracture might have acted as a lead-point, causing injury and subsequent dissection of the patient's carotid
. The contralateral styloid process was within normal limits, but the ligament was also calcified.
Tortuous internal carotid
artery presenting as a pharyngeal mass.
'That is likely significant, because a 0.1 millimetre decrease in carotid
wall thickness is associated with a 10 to 18 percent decrease in risk of stroke and heart attack,' said lead author Lauren Blekkenhorst, from the University of Western Australia.
For ischemic strokes, carotid
intima-media thickness has emerged as a reliable independent marker and must be targeted.
The cause of brain injury in conjunction with cardiac surgery is multifactorial  and carotid
artery stenosis is an identified risk factor for postoperative stroke [4,5].
web is a radiological description of a shelf-like intraluminal filling defect in the carotid
stenosis over 60% is responsible for 1-2% of stroke cases/year, the risk rising to 3-4%/ year when stenosis, active plaque or contra lateral carotid
occlusion are present.
injuries are difficult to evaluate and treat owing to very complex anatomy confined to a relatively narrow anatomic space and the hemodynamic status of the patient; other concurrent traumatic injuries also compromise the on-spot evaluation.
CT angiography of the neck demonstrates a normal course of the left common carotid
artery, which terminates/continues as the external carotid
artery; there is no bifurcation and no internal carotid
artery (Figure 1).