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Extracranial Cerebral Arteries

  • Wilhelm Schäberle
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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Western industrialized countries. The most serious cerebrovascular manifestation is stroke with its complications, which is fatal in one third of cases. Patients who survive cerebral infarction often suffer from irreversible damage and paralysis and require permanent care. With atherosclerosis of the carotid artery circulation becoming more common with age, cerebral infarction gains relevance as the population ages (Fabres et al. 1994; Mannami et al. 2000; Roederer et al. 1984). Over 60–70% of all ischemic cerebral infarctions are caused by arterial embolism, typically arising from the carotid artery (Bock et al. 1993; Evans 1999; Roederer et al. 1984).

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  • Wilhelm Schäberle
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  1. 1.Department of Visceral, Vascular, Thoracic, and Pediatric SurgeryAlb Fils KlinikenGöppingenGermany

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