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High resolution real-time B-mode echotomography in the diagnosis of extracranial carotid lesions. Comparison with traditional angiography.
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PMID:  3548226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-three patients (115 carotid arteries) have been examined first by Dopplersonography, then by echotomography and finally by angiography using the Seldinger technique. The comparison between echotomography and angiography showed a sensitivity of 0.9, a specificity of 0.7 and a accuracy of 0.8. There have been 15 false positive results; in 14 of them the lesions were lower than 10% of lumen reduction and in one case there was a 10-45% stenosis. It seems that echotomography can better estimate lower degree lesions. It was difficult for echotomography to detect correctly the presence of an occlusion and to evaluate the surface aspect mainly in the presence of ulcerations.
E Zanette; L Bozzao; C Buttinelli; A Mariottini; S Pappatà; G L Lenzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-06     Completed Date:  1987-04-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography
Arteriosclerosis / diagnosis,  radiography
Carotid Arteries / radiography*
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography
Carotid Artery, Internal / radiography
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