Disección de la carótida

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Disección de la carótida

La apoplejía se define como una pérdida de la función cerebral debido a la falta de circulación sanguínea al cerebro. Esta condición puede ser causada por un estrechamiento, obstrucción o filtración en el revestimiento de la carótida. Esta filtración de sangre en la pared arterial o disección, puede causar la formación de un coágulo, reduciendo así el flujo sanguíneo y aumentando el riesgo de una apoplejía. El derrame puede deberse a una lesión en el cuello, lo cual significa que la apoplejía después de la disección de la carótida puede presentarse tanto en las personas jóvenes como mayores.

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