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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.

Update Date 6/1/2015

Updated by: Daniel Kantor, MD, Kantor Neurology, Coconut Creek, FL and Immediate Past President of the Florida Society of Neurology (FSN), Gainesville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.