Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2023, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (1): 28-31.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2023.210035

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Multimodal Vascular Ultrasound Findings in A Young Female with Internal Carotid Artery Dissection

Zehui Fu, MDa, Chuxue Sun, MDa, Haixia Zhou, MDa, Xiaowen Lv, MDa, Siqi Wang, MDb, Hui Chen, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Ultrasound, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, China
    b Department of Radiology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, China
  • Received:2021-11-04 Accepted:2022-04-22 Online:2023-03-30 Published:2023-03-30
  • Contact: Hui Chen, MD,


Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) is the result of a tear at the intimal layer of the internal carotid artery, which is a common cause of stroke in young and middle age patients. We present multimodal vascular ultrasound findings (include color Doppler flow, power Doppler flow, advanced dynamic flow, superb microvascular and contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging) of a 30-year-old female with ICAD and thrombus in false lumen. To our best knowledge, this is the first report that several superior vascular ultrasound imaging techniques have been used to evaluate ICAD.

Key words: Ultrasound; Internal carotid artery dissection; Superb microvascular imaging; Contrast enhanced ultrasound