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Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis - Case 1

A 54 year-old man presented with three brief attacks of transient loss of vision in the left eye. One episode was associated with right sided weakness and difficulty with speech.

Show the High Grade Internal Carotid Stenosis

Angiogram of the Left Common Carotid Artery:  Note just distal to the carotid bifurcation, there is a high grade stenosis of the left internal carotid artery.  Patients with carotid occlusive disease often present with transient ischemic attacks.  One of the most characteristic is amaurosis fugax (i.e., transient monocular blindness) which results from reduced blood flow through the ophthalmic artery, the first major branch of the internal carotid artery.  Patients with symptomatic high grade carotid stenosis benefit from carotid endarterectomy compared to conventional medical treatment.

Revised 04/25/06.
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