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What causes carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
Answered on Jul 31, 2019
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