Severe extracranial cerebral artery disease

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane


Referred for a carotid ultrasound to investigate dizziness. He was an ex-long-term-smoker. He appeared vague and with slow comprehension.

Patient Data

Age: 80s
Gender: Male

Bilateral high-grade haemodynamically significant internal carotid artery disease. Bilateral low-grade haemodynamically sigificant external carotid artery disease. Lack of collateralisation of both vertebral arteries.

Findings suggest decreased perfusion of the brain.

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Case information

rID: 21860
Published: 23rd Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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