J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2011 Aug;29(3):249-251.

Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysm With Thrombus: Usefulness of Carotid Duplex Ultrasonography

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. s-hkim@yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

Extracranial carotid artery aneurysm is a rare disease. A 72-year-old man was admitted with a painful neck mass for 5 days. Neck CT angiography and carotid duplex ultrasonography revealed a fusiform aneurysm of the left carotid bifurcation with a thrombus. His symptoms improved after anticoagulation therapy. The thrombus decreased in size and ultimately disappeared, as evidenced by serial duplex examinations. Carotid duplex ultrasonography is a simple and useful tool for diagnosis and follow-up.

Keyword

Carotid artery disease; Aneurysm; Duplex Doppler ultrasonography

MeSH Terms

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Aneurysm
Angiography
Carotid Arteries
Carotid Artery Diseases
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Neck
Rare Diseases
Thrombosis
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
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