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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 354382, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/354382
Case Report

Detection of Unstable Carotid Plaque by Tissue Doppler Imaging and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in a Patient with Recurrent Amaurosis Fugax

1Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
2Franziskus-Krankenhaus, Budapester Straße 15-19, 10787 Berlin, Germany

Received 3 December 2012; Accepted 27 December 2012

Academic Editors: R. A. Bishara and Y.-J. Chen

Copyright © 2013 Hagen Kunte et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ultrasound (US) is one of the most important diagnostic tools available for the detection and evaluation of carotid stenosis. The case of a 70-year-old woman with recurrent right-sided amaurosis fugax presented here highlights the way in which tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) may aid in the diagnosis of carotid plaque vulnerability. Furthermore, the novel inverse fly-through technique was used for the three-dimensional visualization of the carotid stenosis.