ALLEN SILVERSTEIN, M.D.; DAVID DONIGER, M.D.; MORRIS B. BENDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In recent years various discussions of cerebral vascular disease have emphasized the importance of the vessels in the neck. Much of this literature has been devoted particularly to the patency of the common and internal carotid arteries, and to the technic of arteriography, which has allowed adequate investigation of these vessels. Another means of studying the cerebral circulation—manual compression of the carotid arteries—has received somewhat less comment.
That compression of a carotid artery may induce a change in cerebral function was apparently known by the ancient Greeks. The term "carotid" is said to have been derived from the Greek word
SILVERSTEIN A, DONIGER D, BENDER MB. MANUAL COMPRESSION OF THE CAROTID VESSELS, CAROTID SINUS HYPERSENSITIVITY AND CAROTID ARTERY OCCLUSIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:172–181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-172
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):172-181.
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