Aterosclerosis de la arteria carótida interna

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Aterosclerosis de la arteria carótida interna

La acumulación de placa en la arteria carótida interna puede producir estrechez e irregularidad del lumen o luz de la arteria, lo que impide el adecuado flujo de sangre al cerebro. Es más frecuente que a medida que la estrechez se acrecienta, se puedan desprender pedazos de placa de la carótida interna, llegar hasta el cerebro y obstruir vasos sanguíneos que intervienen en la circulación cerebral. En consecuencia, se produce una embolia, con posible parálisis u otros trastornos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/04/2012
  • Shehzad Topiwala, MD, Chief Consultant Endocrinologist, Premier Medical Associates, The Villages, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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