Panoramic radiography for detection of bilateral carotid calcified atheroma: An unusual Case Report

  • Maximiliano Bravo-Valenzuela Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Javiera Reyes-Velásquez Dentistry School, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Salvador Valladares-Pérez Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.  El Carmen Metropolitan Clinical Hospital, Maipú, Santiago, Chile.


Introduction: Atherosclerosis is a progressive inflammatory disease that can trigger serious medical consequences like acute myocardial infarction or stroke. Case Report: The purpose of this study is to report an unusual case of finding calcified atheromatous plaques in the carotid arteries bilaterally using a panoramic radiography (PR). A 75-year-old female with a morbid history, attends the Teaching Dental Clinic of the Pontifical Catholic University with complementary exams. PR showed well-defined radiopaque structures adjacent to C4. Using a Doppler ultrasound, the presence of calcified atheromas in the right and left carotid arteries were confirmed. The patient was informed of these findings and is currently under medical follow-up. Conclusion: PR is a useful complementary resource in the detection of atherosclerotic plaques of the upper carotid region.


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BRAVO-VALENZUELA, Maximiliano; REYES-VELÁSQUEZ, Javiera; VALLADARES-PÉREZ, Salvador. Panoramic radiography for detection of bilateral carotid calcified atheroma: An unusual Case Report. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 6, p. 511-515, nov. 2020. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2021. doi: