Stroke secondary to carotid stenosis is a group of brain disorders involving loss of brain function.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Stroke secondary to carotid stenosis occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This is usually related to hardening of the arteries (
Atherosclerosis occurs when a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the inner lining of the arteries. The plaque may block or narrow an artery. A blood
Stroke secondary to carotid stenosis is most common in older people. Often times, patients with stroke secondary to carotid stenosis have
Radiation therapy to the area may also cause carotid stenosis.
Review Date: 02/20/2007
Reviewed By: Updated by: A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: Greg Juhn, M.T.P.W., David R. Eltz, Kelli A. Stacy. Previously reviewed by Daniel Kantor, M.D., Director of the Comprehensive MS Center, Neuroscience Institute, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.(April 2006)