Cervical carotid artery thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Faheemullah Khan

Presentation

Right hemiparesis and aphasia since three days.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Examination in supine position of the left carotid system with the linear probe revealed the common carotid artery occupied by echogenic material from the origin up to the bifurcation, extending to the internal carotid and probably external carotid arteries. No flow detected on color Doppler.

Case Discussion

These findings in the scenario of history suggest thrombosis of the left carotid system. The internal jugular vein is completely compressible.

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Case information

rID: 66035
Published: 4th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hayatabad Medical Complex

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