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Contemporary imaging diagnosis and operative treatment of carotid artery atherosclerosis

Veselin Petrov


In this review, novelties in the field of imaging diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with atherosclerotic stenosis of the carotid arteries are presented. Ultrasonography, computed tomography, computed tomographic angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance angiography are the main modern diagnostic methods. These methods are applied either alone or in combination to patients with asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis. Recently published results from the application of carotid artery stenting, carotid endarterectomy, and transcarotid artery revascularization are also discussed.


carotid atherosclerosis, imaging diagnosis, operative treatment, literature review

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