Evaluation of extracranial carotid system with duplex scanner HR in hemiplegic patients.

C. Pistarini, R. Gibellini, F. G. Berzolari, A. F. Bardile, G. Poggi, G. Orsi, A. Tangenti

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The aim of this work is to study extracranial carotid lesions and their relation to some risk factors for atherosclerosis, in a large group of hemiplegic patients during rehabilitation treatment. The results indicate that in patients with stabilized ischemic stroke there is a high percentage of positive Duplex Scanner examination. However, the presence of negative patients with hemiplegia leads us, in this case, to look for a carotid lesion placed higher up. The high presence of bilateral atherosclerotic lesions also shows that atherosclerosis is not only a local process. The clinical event may be caused by the type of carotid lesion (as demonstrated by thrombosis or carotid lesions with superficial ulceration contralateral to the hemiplegia).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-157
Number of pages8
JournalRivista di Neurologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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