Symptomatic Patients



In the symptomatic patients, an etiological classification is fundamental for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic implications.

In acute stroke, the echocolor Doppler study of the extracranial vessels is indicated to exclude other diagnoses and to provide a better etiopathogenetic evaluation of the cerebral vascular disease, being able to localize any steno-obstruction, to quantify the degree of stenosis and to have information about the composition/surface of the carotid plaque.

The echocolor Doppler also allows the diagnosis (or suspicion) of uncommon causes of stroke such as the dissection, the cardioembolism, the floating thrombus or other.

In this lesson, the indications of the ultrasound study of the extracranial vessels in the symptomatic patient are presented.


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