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Referral Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Department of Pediatric Imaging, Robert-Debre Hospital, AP-HP, Nord, Paris University, France. (S.V., C.O., I.C., S.B., A.K., A.N., H.O., A.T., A.S., N.B., M.E., M.A.).
Background: Cerebral arteriopathy in patients with sickle cell anemia mainly affects the intracranial anterior circulation. However, the extracranial internal carotid artery (eICA) can also be stenosed and responsible for ischemic lesions. In children with sickle cell anemia, we perform routine annual Doppler ultrasound assessment of the eICA and magnetic resonance imaging with 3-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography of the Willis circle and neck arteries in those with abnormal velocity. Read More