[Carotid artery disease induced by irradiation].

  title={[Carotid artery disease induced by irradiation].},
  author={Jos{\'e} {\'A}lvarez Sab{\'i}n and Merç{\'e} Boada and J Sumalla and M E Molins and A. Farran Codina},
  volume={4 4},
We have evaluated 39 patients with ischemic strokes secondary to atherosclerotic disease of the extracranial carotid artery. Seven of them had been treated in the past with cervical radiotherapy for neoplastic diseases (radiotherapy group); the remaining 32 patients had not received radiation therapy (non-radiotherapy group). When the prevalence of risk factors was compared between the two groups, there was a significantly higher prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (p less than 0.05… CONTINUE READING