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Carotid artery surgery

Alternate Names : Carotid endarterectomy, CEA, Carotid angioplasty and stenting, CAS, Endarterectomy - carotid artery, Angioplasty - carotid artery, Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - carotid artery, PTA - carotid artery


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Carotid stenosis, x-ray of the left artery
Carotid stenosis, x-ray of the left artery

A carotid arteriogram is an x-ray study designed to determine if there is narrowing or other abnormality in the carotid artery, a main artery to the brain. This is an angiogram of the left common carotid artery (both front-to-back and side views) showing a severe narrowing (stenosis) of the internal carotid artery just beyond the division of the common carotid artery into the internal and external branches.

Carotid stenosis, x-ray of the right artery
Carotid stenosis, x-ray of the right artery

This is an angiogram of the right carotid artery showing a severe narrowing (stenosis) of the internal carotid artery just past the carotid fork. There is enlargement of the artery or ulceration in the area after the stenosis in this close-up film. Note the narrowed segment toward the bottom of the picture.

Blockage in internal carotid artery
Blockage in internal carotid artery

Cholesterol may build-up in the lining of an internal carotid artery.

Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery
Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery

The build-up of plaque in the internal carotid artery may lead to narrowing and irregularity of the artery's lumen, preventing proper blood flow to the brain. More commonly, as the narrowing worsens, pieces of plaque in the internal carotid artery can break free, travel to the brain and block blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. This leads to stroke, with possible paralysis or other deficits.

Arterial plaque build-up
Arterial plaque build-up

The build-up of plaque in the inner layer of the wall of an artery may lead to narrowing and irregularity. Where the narrowing is severe, there is a risk that the vessel can block completely if a thrombus forms in the diseased segment.

Carotid artery surgery - series
Carotid artery surgery - series

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