Reversal of ophthalmic artery flow as a predictor of intracranial hemodynamic compromise: Implication for prognosis of severe carotid stenosis

C. L. Tsai, J. T. Lee, C. A. Cheng, M. T. Liu, C. Y. Chen, H. H. Hu, G. S. Peng

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Abstract

Background and purpose: High-grade cervical carotid stenosis (70-99%) or occlusion often accompanies reversed ophthalmic artery flow (ROAF), but its potential clinical significances remain poor understood. This study assessed ROAF and the related variables caused by carotid hemodynamic compromise in patients with unilateral severe cervical carotid stenosis. Methods: The study consisted of 200 patients diagnosed as unilateral high-grade cervical carotid stenosis/occlusion using ultrasonography. The hemodynamic parameters of 152 patients, excluding 48 with cervical carotid occlusion, were compared based on the presence of ROAF. Out of 200 patients, 159 underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging and were analysed for risk factors impacting functional outcomes including ROAF. Results: The patients (n=48) with internal carotid artery occlusion had significantly higher incidence (62.5%) of ROAF compared with that of 25.0% in those patients (n=152) with unilateral high-grade carotid stenosis (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-570
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carotid stenosis
  • Hemodynamics
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Reversed ophthalmic artery flow
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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