Accelerated carotid artery disease after high-dose head and neck radiotherapy: is there a role for routine carotid duplex surveillance?

@article{Carmody1999AcceleratedCA,
  title={Accelerated carotid artery disease after high-dose head and neck radiotherapy: is there a role for routine carotid duplex surveillance?},
  author={Brennan J Carmody and Subodh Arora and R Avena and Kathleen M Curry and Jan Simpkins and Karen S Cosby and Anton N. Sidawy},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1045-51}
}
PURPOSE High-dose external radiotherapy used in the treatment of head and neck carcinoma has been implicated as a risk factor for accelerated atherosclerotic disease of the carotid arteries. However, how radiotherapy affects atherosclerotic disease is controversial, and little data exist to demonstrate a strong relationship between radiotherapy and progressive carotid disease. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of 69 patients (all men) who underwent duplex ultrasound scanning… CONTINUE READING
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