Atherostenosis and Thrombosis of Extracranial Vessels

  • Fridon Todua
  • Dudana Gachechiladze


The most common reason of damage of extracranial carotid arteries is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease, which develops in the result of disorder of lipid and protein metabolism. Elastic and muscular-elastic arteries get damaged following focal accretions of lipids and proteins in arterial intima and reactive growth of connective tissue. Arterial lumen consequently reduces, and thrombosis, which is customary for such condition, results in local or general circulatory disturbance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fridon Todua
    • 1
  • Dudana Gachechiladze
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNational Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, I. Javakhishili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyProgramme of Caucasus UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  3. 3.Department of Ultrasound DiagnosticsNational Medical Academy of Georgia, Research Institute of Clinical MedicineTbilisiGeorgia

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