Incidental sonographic diagnosis of neonatal carotid occlusion

Marlou Ma Raets, Maarten H Lequin, Annemarie Plaisier, Jeroen Dudink, Paul Govaert

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UNLABELLED: Cranial ultrasonography including colour Doppler can detect neonatal carotid flow problems at an early stage, even before symptoms occur. Different pathogeneses can be identified. The condition is more frequent than previously reported. If the circle of Willis is fully developed, this can prevent brain injury even in case of total carotid flow obstruction

CONCLUSION: Screening of the carotid artery in critically ill neonates may detect complications of treatment at an early stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e187-90
JournalActa Paediatrica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Circle of Willis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages
  • Male
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Neuroimaging
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
  • Seizures
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial


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