Doppler waveform of normal external carotid artery (ECA)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Carotid Doppler ultrasound

The external carotid artery has systolic velocities higher than the internal carotid artery, and its waveform is characterised by sharp rise in flow velocity during systole with a rapid decline toward baseline and finally return to a diminished diastolic flow.

Case Discussion

The external carotid artery has systolic velocities higher than the internal carotid artery, and its waveform is characterised by sharp rise in flow velocity during systole with a rapid decline toward baseline and finally return to a diminished diastolic flow.

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Case information

rID: 20309
Case created: 11th Nov 2012
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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