Carotid artery surgery

Alternative Names

Carotid endarterectomy; CAS; Endarterectomy – carotid artery; Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty – carotid artery; PTA – carotid artery

Definition of Carotid artery surgery

Carotid artery surgery is a procedure to restore proper blood flow to the brain.

Review

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/10/2010

Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the left artery
Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the right artery
Arterial tear in internal carotid artery
Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery
Arterial plaque build-up
Carotid artery surgery - series

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