Microvascular anastomosis and carotid artery ligation for fibromuscular hyperplasia and carotid artery aneurysm

  • Harry W. StephensJr.


Fibromuscular hyperplasia is a characteristic dysplasia of the walls of medium- and small-sized arteries, reported initially in young adult females with the clinical picture of ischemic hypertension. The changes of fibromuscular hyperplasia have been observed in renal, celiac, superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, external iliac, and internal carotid arteries.(2,6) The first histologically verified case of fibromuscular hyperplasia involving an extracranial segment of the internal carotid artery in a patient with stroke was reported(l) in a 34-year-old female by Connett and Lansche in 1965. Since that time further cases have been described including bilateral involvement of the internal carotid arteries or involvement of carotid and vertebral arteries. (2,3,4)


Carotid Artery Internal Carotid Artery Carotid Artery Disease Microvascular Anastomosis Carotid Artery Ligation 
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