carotid sinus

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carotid sinus

n.
A dilated area located at the bifurcations of the carotid arteries and containing numerous baroreceptors that function in the control of blood pressure by mediating changes in the heart rate.
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ca·rot·id si·nus

n. sinus (seno) de la carótida, pequeña dilatación de la arteria carótida y su bifurcación.
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The patient was referred to us because the right internal carotid artery (ICA) was totally occluded right after a short stump from its origin and there were calcified plaques in the left carotid bulb that did not cause any significant stenosis.
--Perioperative detection of arterial emboli by high intensity transient signals (HITS) is useful in order to abort the procedure (carotid bulb preparation and intraarterial shunt insertion) in case of increased HITS.
Duplex USG of carotid arteries showed 70 to 80% left carotid bulb stenosis.
The point of measurement was taken 1 cm proximal to the carotid bulb at the site of maximal thickness.
Carotid web is a radiological description of a shelf-like intraluminal filling defect in the carotid bulb [1-4].
Although peripherally located thrombus embolization from the carotid bulb has been described [7], the multivascular distribution of the cerebral infarcts suggests a more central source.
CT showed soft tissue thickening surrounding the distal common carotid artery, the carotid bulb, and the proximal internal carotid artery on the affected side (Figure 1).
Finally, for each carotid artery, the TOF-MRA SIG and the CFD WSS were obtained at six different levels from the CCA (i.e., level 1) to the carotid bulb (i.e., level 6) at 2.5-mm interval.
During periods of diastole, the image was frozen and the measurements were assessed 1cm proximal and distal to carotid bulb on both sides away from atherosclerotic plaque.
This focal widening of the bifurcation extends over approximately 1 cm and is labeled the carotid bulb or bifurcation (CB).
In the scoring system, the carotid artery was divided into five segments: (1) proximal common carotid ([greater than or equal to] 2 cm proximal to carotid bifurcation), (2) distal common carotid (<2cm proximal to carotid bifurcation), (3) carotid bulb and bifurcation, (4) internal carotid artery, and (5) external carotid artery.
A segment of the CCA was interrogated which stretched proximally from the area before widening of the carotid bulb back approximately 15 mm but avoided the first 1-2 mm proximal to the bulb.