Dissection, Arteriosclerosis, Aneurysms, Treatment effects, Surgery, Decision analysis, Ultrasound, CT-Angiography, CT, Vascular, Cardiovascular system, Arteries / Aorta
M. Vishniakova , M. Vishnyakova, R. Lar'kov, S. Lunina, S. Zagarov, Y. Kolesnikov; Moscow/RU
Methods and materials
During 2015-2018 years 10 patients with extracranial carotid aneurysms were examined at radiology department.
Examination included an ultrasound (GE Vivid 7) and subsequent CTA (non-contrast study and two contrast phases Philips iCT 256 slice).
Contrast bolus injection was performed with 50 ml of non-ionic iodine contrast media at a rate of 4–5 ml/sec.
7 of 10 patients underwent reconstructive surgery on the affected carotid artery segment.
Analysis of the state of the brachiocephalic arteries (at the levels of scanning) was carried out according to a special protocol.
Dedicated description of aneurysm included:
• Localization of changes
• Characteristics and dimensions (diameter of the "neck",
the maximum size of the aneurysm,
the distance from the "neck" to the bottom of the aneurysm)
• The state of the aneurysm lumen
• Condition of the aneurysm walls