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Calcification of Halske (carotid stenosis)

What is calcification of Halske?

Calcification of Halske (carotid stenosis) is a relatively common condition in older people. The disease occurs when calcium deposits from sticking through the wall of the neck vessels and makes them narrower.

Carotid stenosis occurs primarily in older people. About 10% of 80-year-olds have the condition. Most people have no symptoms or symptoms, and we call this asymptomatic carotid stenosis occasionally minute piece of plaque loose and follow the flow of blood to the brain. This could cause a small drip or stroke.

This is called asymptomatic carotid stenosis. The condition occurs most commonly in people who also have calcification in blood vessels elsewhere in the body.

It is estimated that around. 20% of all cerebral infarcts - the most common type of stroke - caused by blood clots from the carotid arteries.

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