Magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck vessels.

  title={Magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck vessels.},
  author={Marco Essig and Konstantin Nikolaou and James Frances Mary Meaney},
  volume={52 1},
Stroke, a major cause of death and disability in the developed world, is usually caused by atherosclerosis, most commonly an arterioocclusive lesion at the carotid bifurcation. Numerous multicentre trials have demonstrated that carotid endarterectomy can reduce the risk of stroke in these patients. However, because of the morbidity of catheter angiography coupled with the risks of surgery, the benefits outweigh the risks of surgery only for those with >70% carotid artery stenosis. The gold… CONTINUE READING