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Asymptomatic carotid artery calcifications discovered on panoramic radiography.
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PMID:  20236916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents the case of a 50-year-old asymptomatic man whose panoramic radiograph revealed calcium deposits within the left internal carotid bifurcation region. Subsequent duplex ultrasonic examination indicated unilateral low-grade carotid arterial stenosis, a condition associated with a significant risk of stroke, which had not been identified previously. The findings on the panoramic radiograph prompted appropriate and potentially lifesaving treatment. Dentists who are well-versed in diagnosing calcified plaques on panoramic radiographs can play a major role in the early referral and treatment of undiagnosed asymptomatic patients.
Mohammad Ali Dolatabadi; Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi; Eshagh Lassemi; Yousef Janbaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-18     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-9     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Azad Univeristy of Medical Sciences, Dental College, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Asymptomatic Diseases*
Calcinosis / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Internal / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Carotid Stenosis / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Incidental Findings*
Middle Aged
Radiography, Panoramic*
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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