Atherosclerotic extracranial carotid artery aneurysms.

  title={Atherosclerotic extracranial carotid artery aneurysms.},
  author={Robert Matthew Zwolak and Walter M Whitehouse and J E Knake and B D Bernfeld and Gerald B. Zelenock and Jack L. Cronenwett and E E Erlandson and Andris Kazmers and Linda M Graham and S M Lindenauer},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={1 3},
Twenty-four atherosclerotic extracranial carotid artery aneurysms were encountered in 21 patients during a 25-year period. These represented 46% of all extracranial carotid artery aneurysms diagnosed at the University of Michigan during this period. Neurologic symptoms including amaurosis fugax, transient ischemic attacks, and stroke were present in 50% of the patients. An asymptomatic pulsatile neck mass occurred in 33%. Surgical therapy was undertaken for 18 aneurysms, and nonoperative… CONTINUE READING


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