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Scripta Medica
2014, vol. 45, iss. 2, pp. 87-90
article language: English
document type: Case Report

Ultrasonographic assessment of collateral cerebral circulation in patient with internal carotid artery occlusion
University Hospital Clinical Center, Clinic of Neurology, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Cerebrovascular diseases represent a serious global health problem. They are the leading cause of disability and second cause of death worldwide. Identification of risk factors and early diagnosis allow prompt prevention and treatment. Group of authors, through a case report of a patient with a symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion and an overview of diagnostic and therapeutic protocol, alludes to the advantages of ultrasonographic diagnosis not only with diagnosis itself but with the subsequent patient's follow-up. Ultrasonographic diagnosis is completely sufficient with respect to more expensive and invasive diagnostic procedures and it provides a complete insight of brain circulation in real time. When it comes to the assessment of collateral brain circulation, ultrasonographic diagnosis is the method of choice.



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