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Ulcerated plaque in the carotid artery

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 69
Gender: Female

Carotid Doppler ultrasound


Irregularities in the surface of an atheromatous plaque located in the right carotid bulb. Identified greater irregularity that must match a small plaque ulceration, seen also in the B-mode cross section image. On the left bulb there is a soft atheromatous plaque with smooth surface.

Case Discussion

The classical plaque ulceration presents with a turbulent flow at color Doppler, not seen clearly on this case.

There were not determined hemodynamically significant stenoses on this study.

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