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A 25-year-old male asked:

When doing duplex of the carotid arteries, how high up the neck do u see? where does the sight usually end? can u see in level with the cheekbones?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Usually up to: the area where the arteries enter the skull. So, no, it does not image the area of cheekbones. It is useful test because atherosclerotic carotid disease is very common where common carotid artery bifurcates into external and internal branches.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2014

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