Cerebral infarction due to external carotid artery atherosclerosis

Timothy J. Ingall

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Cerebral ischemia resulting from carotid artery atherosclerosis is related most frequently to atherosclerosis of the proximal internal carotid artery (ICA). Cerebral ischemic symptoms associated with atherosclerosis of the external carotid artery (ECA) occur uncommonly and usually only when the ipsilateral ICA is occluded. This report documents a case of thrombosis related to ECA atherosclerosis causing a stroke due to embolism via a patent ICA. The case also illustrates the value of performing cerebral angiography in a patient without a clearly identified cause of stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-234
Number of pages3
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Carotid arteries
  • Carotid atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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