Extracranial and intracranial sonographic findings in vertebral artery diseases

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_520DB99DF46A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Extracranial and intracranial sonographic findings in vertebral artery diseases
Journal
J Ultrasound Med
Author(s)
Vicenzini E., Ricciardi M. C., Sirimarco G., Di Piero V., Lenzi G. L.
ISSN
1550-9613 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0278-4297
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Number
12
Pages
1811-23
Language
english
Notes
Vicenzini, Edoardo
Ricciardi, Maria Chiara
Sirimarco, Gaia
Di Piero, Vittorio
Lenzi, Gian Luigi
eng
Review
England
J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Dec;29(12):1811-23.
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to illustrate the sonographic features that can be detected in vertebral artery (VA) diseases. METHODS: We conducted a review of sonographic findings in VA diseases. RESULTS: Various VA diseases are described, and sonographic techniques and features are discussed. CONCLUSIONS: Posterior circulation vascular imaging can be performed by means of various neuroimaging techniques. Intra-arterial angiography remains the reference standard. The use of this technique has become even more widespread since it has become possible to perform endovascular procedures; it is, however, an invasive procedure that is associated with a not irrelevant level of risk. Computed tomographic angiography and magnetic resonance angiography with and without contrast agents have been proposed as less invasive alternatives, although these techniques can only be performed in the radiology unit and may not be readily available in daily clinical management. Sonography, which combines an extracranial and intracranial evaluation, is highly suited to the assessment of the vertebrobasilar system on account of its widespread availability and its unique capacity to study real-time hemodynamics. Furthermore, new sonographic applications and sonographic contrast agents have improved the sensitivity and specificity of this technique with regard to diagnostic accuracy for the posterior circulation.
Keywords
Brain Infarction, Echocardiography, Doppler, Color, Humans, Intracranial Arteriosclerosis/diagnostic imaging, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Regional Blood Flow, Subclavian Steal Syndrome/diagnostic imaging, *Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial, Vertebral Artery/*diagnostic imaging/pathology, Vertebral Artery Dissection/diagnostic imaging, Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency/*diagnostic imaging
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