CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 312–314 | Cite as

A Novel Method of Macropathologic and Arteriographic Examination of Carotid Specimens Obtained from Autopsy

  • Gernot Schulte-Altedorneburg
  • Dirk W. Droste
  • József Kollár
  • Csaba Hegedüs
  • Szabolcs Gomba
  • E. Bernd Ringelstein
  • László Csiba
Technical Note

Abstract

Twenty carotid bifurcations were examined. During autopsy, carotid bifurcations were removed in toto. Unfixed carotids were ligated and cannulated for injection of an angiographic contrast medium followed by injection of a tissue-embedding medium at physiologic pressure and temperature. The carotid bifurcation was frozen and cut manually in 3-mm cross-sections. Photographs were then taken of every slice. Angiography, filling with tissue-embedding material, and sectioning were successful in all cases. In the macropathologic sections, the extent, configuration and location of atherosclerotic lesions could be identified.

Key words: Carotid arteries—Angiography—Carotid bifurcation—Diagnosis—Pathology 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gernot Schulte-Altedorneburg
    • 1
  • Dirk W. Droste
    • 2
  • József Kollár
    • 3
  • Csaba Hegedüs
    • 4
  • Szabolcs Gomba
    • 5
  • E. Bernd Ringelstein
    • 2
  • László Csiba
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98, H-4012 DebrecenHungary
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33, D-48129 MünsterGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98, H-4012 DebrecenHungary
  4. 4.Department of Stomatology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98, H-4012 DebrecenHungary
  5. 5.Department of Pathology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 98, H-4012 DebrecenHungary

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