Narrowing of the carotid artery lumen, usually due to atherosclerotic plaque formation. It is generally asymptomatic, although the risk of ischemic cerebrovascular accidents increases substantially with severe narrowing or obstruction of the arterial lumen.
ICD10CM: I65.29 – Occlusion and stenosis of unspecified carotid artery
SNOMEDCT: 64586002 – Carotid artery stenosis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
with cardioembolic event
Ischemic stroke (eg, ; see also )
Hemorrhagic stroke (eg, , , )
Drug Reaction Data
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