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Can cartoid stenosis be caused by trauma? Is it repairable or treatable? Is there an image or test that shows if the brain is getting enough blood?

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Dr. Kirk Charles
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Not quite

Trauma can cause carotid dissection which narrows artery.
Not a true stenosis. Clinical picture and radiology scans will determine if enough blood getting to brain.

In brief: Not quite

Trauma can cause carotid dissection which narrows artery.
Not a true stenosis. Clinical picture and radiology scans will determine if enough blood getting to brain.
Dr. Kirk Charles
Dr. Kirk Charles
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In brief: Yes, but see below

Narrowing of the carotid artery can be due to stenosis secondary to atherosclerosis, but a more acute form comes from trauma due to tearing of the inner surfaces, a carotid dissection, and this is an emergency situation.
A carotid duplex, a ct angio, an MRI angio can all demonstrate the block.

In brief: Yes, but see below

Narrowing of the carotid artery can be due to stenosis secondary to atherosclerosis, but a more acute form comes from trauma due to tearing of the inner surfaces, a carotid dissection, and this is an emergency situation.
A carotid duplex, a ct angio, an MRI angio can all demonstrate the block.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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