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Diagnosis and management of calcified carotid artery atheroma: dental perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22986250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The calcification of cervical carotid artery atheroma (CCAA) represents maturation of a lumenal atherosclerotic plaque that has been associated with a high risk of cerebral stroke. The demonstration of CCAA on rotational panoramic images has received increasing attention in dentistry since it was first described in 1981. The purposes of this article are to provide a background to the mechanism of arterial calcification, to review the clinical diagnostic and management algorithms for dental practitioners when CCAA are identified radiologically, and to describe and illustrate current appropriate radiographic modalities and medical management strategies used to confirm and assess stenosis associated with CCAA.
David MacDonald; Andrew Chan; Alison Harris; Talia Vertinsky; Allan G Farman; William C Scarfe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  2212-4411     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-18     Completed Date:  2013-05-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576782     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-47     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Diagnosis, Differential
Plaque, Atherosclerotic / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Radiography, Panoramic
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Vascular Calcification / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Comment In:
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 May;115(5):700   [PMID:  23601227 ]
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 May;115(5):700-1   [PMID:  23601226 ]

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