Vascular Ultrasonography Analysis of the Steal Phenomena Following Common Carotid Artery ObstructionVaskuläre Sonografie-Analyse der Steal-Phänomene nach einer Obstruktion der Halsschlagader
25 November 2018
21 February 2019
20 March 2019 (eFirst)
High-grade stenotic or occlusive diseases of the common carotid artery (CCA) are not rare in clinical practice and can be seen in diverse cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, vasculitis, thrombosis, dissection etc. Collateral circulation often forms secondary to these obstructive lesions to maintain cerebral perfusion. Herein, we describe and analyze nine patients ([Table 1]) with a rare hemodynamic phenomenon “CCA steal”, resulting from severe obstructive diseases of the CCA, or both the right CCA and innominate artery (INA).
M: month; y: year-old; yrs: years; AS: atherosclerosis; TH: thrombosis; TA: Takayasu arteritis; –: not TA; NF: no follow-up; AVs: artificial vessels.