Case Report: Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm in Neck: Ultrasound and Colour Doppler as a Primary Tool in Diagnosis and Evaluation
Rajesh C Kamble*, Alpana N Joshi, Pravin Mestry and Abhijeet Soni
Shobha Diagnostic Centre, Dhiraj Apartments, Mumbai, India
*Corresponding Author: Rajesh C Kamble, Shobha Diagnostic Centre, Dhiraj Apartments, Mumbai, India.
May 03, 2023; Published: June 19, 2023
Extracranial internal carotid artery aneurysms are rare. They account for less than less than 1% of arterial aneurysms. Causes of aneurysms could be congenital, atherosclerotic, traumatic leading to pseudoaneurysm, infections and fibromuscular dysplasia .
These aneurysms are at potential risk of rupture leading to significant neurological thromboembolic events and causing cranial nerve compression causing significant morbidity and mortality,
Today, the ultrasound technology has grown leaps and bound with availability of high frequency ultrasound – linear transducers and colour doppler available to us. These USG tools can be a primary tool to diagnose and evaluate all the vascular lesions in the neck. Having done that one can further subject the patient to cross sectional imaging like CT/MRI for further evaluation and confirmation of the lesion.
The expanding field of radiology today has interventional radiology playing a great role in offering complete treatment of these lesions in minimally invasive manner and avoid surgical procedures, thereby reducing patient morbidity.
Keywords: Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Anuerysm; Ultrasound and Colour Dopple; Neck Vascular Lesions
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