CASE REPORT
Rare cause of recurrent fainting – multiple kinking and brachiocephalic origin of the left common carotid artery
 
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Department of Radiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Ewa Kurys-Denis   

2nd Department of Radiology, Medical University, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2013;7(1):66–68
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ABSTRACT
The case is presented of a 80-year-old male patient with a history of a few episodes of fainting. In the computed tomography of the head and CT angiography of the carotid arteries, an abnormal origin of the left common carotid artery from the brachiocephalic trunk and multiple, tortuous courses of cervical vessels were found. The purpose of this article is to describe clinical advances in patients with cerebral insufficiency secondary to kinking of the carotid arteries, and to discuss the methods used in the diagnosis and treatment.
 
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