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A 45-year-old female asked:

Fell & hit head/neck on stair edge. experiencing pcs. right internal carotid artery shows elevated sys/dias & no plaque. caused by trauma or unrelated?

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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Is cause clear?: I presume this is based on ultrasound testing. How high is elevated sys/dis? What cause was seen? While plaque is not trauma related, other causes can be-e.g. carotid dissection or compression by hematoma, etc. If velocity elevation is severe more imaging may be warranted (CT or MRA). Hope this helps.
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