Accelerated progression of carotid stenosis in patients with previous external neck irradiation.

@article{Cheng2004AcceleratedPO,
  title={Accelerated progression of carotid stenosis in patients with previous external neck irradiation.},
  author={Stephen Wing-keung Cheng and Albert Chi Wai Ting and Pei Ho and Lisa L H Wu},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={409-15}
}
OBJECTIVE Radiotherapy to the head and neck often results in carotid stenosis, but the course of disease is unknown. We investigated the natural history and progression of asymptomatic carotid stenosis induced by external irradiation. Patients and methods The study included 130 carotid arteries in 95 patients who had received external radiation therapy to the head and neck area and who had asymptomatic, mild internal carotid artery or common carotid artery stenosis. Stenosis of 15% to 49% on… CONTINUE READING
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