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Extracranial stenosis: endovascular treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17826635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs in almost 700,000 people per year and cost an estimated US dollars 57.9 billion in 2006. Atherosclerotic disease is the cause of one third of these strokes, with more than one half of these stenoses being extracranial in location. Carotid stenoses are usually unifocal and 90% occur within 2 cm of the carotid bulb. Currently, carotid endarterectomy accounts for 117,000 surgical revascularizations per year, whereas carotid angioplasty and stenting are performed less than 10,000 times annually. Stenoses amenable to revascularization are the topic of this article.
Yince Loh; Gary R Duckwiler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroimaging clinics of North America     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1052-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211377     Medline TA:  Neuroimaging Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-36, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, BL-133 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / methods*
Carotid Arteries / radiography
Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Risk Factors

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