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Artery Trauma, Carotid

Damages to the Carotid Arteries caused either by blunt force or penetrating Trauma, such as Craniocerebral Trauma; Thoracic Injuries; and Neck Injuries. Damaged Carotid Arteries can Lead to Carotid Artery Thrombosis; Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula; Pseudoaneurysm formation; and Internal Carotid Artery Dissection. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1997, 18:251; J Trauma 1994, 37:473)