Clinical Profile of Patients Subjected for Colour Doppler of Carotid Arteries

Clinical Profile of Patients Subjected for Colour Doppler of Carotid Arteries

  • S Mahbub Pasha Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, SS Institute Of Medical sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, Karnataka.

Abstract

Background: The management of asymptomatic carotid disease remains controversial. The finding of a cervical bruit has been used as a marker of carotid disease in asymptomatic patients and studies have suggested that these patients are at an increased risk of TIA and strokes when compared with the age matched controls. Some investigator however feel the risks of stroke is not increased in this patients group but they are at increased risk of death from cardiac diseases. Subjects and Methods: The study was carried out on 40 patients. Among them 20 were symptomatic cases suspected of cerebrovascular insufficiency were considered as cases, other 20 asymptomatic individuals with unrelated diseases having one or more risk factors for cerebrovascular disease on the basis of clinical examination and history were taken as controls. Results: Out of 10 patients (50%) with atheromatous plaque in carotid bifurcation 3 had on right side (30%), 4 on left side (40%) and 3 on both sides (30%).Among the 4 patients (20%) with atheromatous plaque in common carotid artery, 2 on the right side (50%) and 2 on left side (50%).In 6 patients (30%) with atheromatous plaque in internal carotid artery, 1 (16.6%) had on the right side, 2 on the left side (33.3%) and 3 on both sides (50%). Conclusion: Among the 40 individuals, 20 were symptomatic cases suspected of cerebrovascular insufficiency and the other 20 were taken as controls with unrelated diseases having one or more risk factors for cerebrovascular disease. The incidence of male to female ratio of atherosclerotic disease of extracranial carotid system among cases was 3:2, while it was 7:3 among the controls.

Published
2019-06-22
How to Cite
Pasha, S. (2019). Clinical Profile of Patients Subjected for Colour Doppler of Carotid Arteries. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 7(1), 92-96. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmrr/article/view/740