Adult man, 66-years-old,
with a bruit near the carotid bifurcation at the left side.
A stenosis of
the carotid artery may be a cause for a carotid
Causes of cerebral infarction are atheroma/arteriosclerosis (usual site:
carotid bifurcation), thromboembolic disease (usual site: middle cerebral
artery), arteritis (usual site: smaller peripheral arteries), dissecting
aortic aneurysm (usual site: common carotid artery, subclavian artery origins)
and hypotension (usual site: areas between anterior, middle and posterior
cerebral artery territories).
Stenosis of the
left carotid artery near the origin of the carotid bifurcation
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