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Arterial tear in internal carotid artery

Blockage in internal carotid artery

Overview

Cholesterol may build-up in the lining of an internal carotid artery.

Review Date 8/7/2017

Updated by: Amit M. Shelat, DO, FACP, Attending Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.