Evaluation of extracranial vertebral artery dissection with duplex color-flow imaging

Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
E Bartels, K A Flügel

Abstract

We describe the diagnostic potential of duplex color-flow imaging in the evaluation of extracranial vertebral artery dissection. Twenty patients with 24 extracranial vertebral artery dissections (four bilateral) were examined with duplex ultrasonography over a period of 6 years. Color-flow imaging was carried out in 16 of these patients. In 15 patients (75%), the dissection was temporally related to trauma. Angiography was available in 18 patients, confirming the diagnosis. In 15 patients, the diagnosis was primarily established with ultrasonography. Five patients with a dissection were referred for follow-up color-flow examinations. Six vertebral arteries were dissected at the origin or in the proximal V1 segment, one in the distal V2 segment, and one at the atlas loop. In contrast to other studies, the most frequent localization of the dissection in our patients was the region between the V1 and V2 segments (n = 16), where the most typical dissection site was the entrance of the artery into the transverse foramen of the C6 vertebra (n = 11). Typical ultrasonographic findings were irregular stenosis, dissecting membrane with true and false lumen, localized increase in diameter of the artery, pseudoaneurysm, intramural hematoma...Continue Reading

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