Noninvasive Evaluation of Superficial Temporal to Middle Cerebral Artery Anastomosis

  • Andrew C. Hayes
  • William H. Baker
  • O. Howard Reichman

Abstract

Noninvasive assessment of the patient with carotid occlusive disease has reached a degree of accuracy greater than 90%.1,2,5 Noninvasive techniques include bruit analysis by carotid phonoangiography, comparison of timed ocular pulse volume changes by oculoplethysmography, and assessment of collateral flow patterns using a Doppler flowmeter. These tests are used not only to diagnose carotid lesions in patients with carotid bruits or complaints of cerebrovascular disease but also to assess the postoperative status of carotid endarterectomy.

Keywords

Ischemia Expense Weinstein Cerebro 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew C. Hayes
  • William H. Baker
  • O. Howard Reichman

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