Stent-supported angioplasty for acute stroke caused by carotid dissection

Janjua, Nazli and Qureshi, Adnan I and Kirmani, Jawad and Pullicino, Patrick (2006) Stent-supported angioplasty for acute stroke caused by carotid dissection. Neurocritical Care, 4 (1). pp. 47-53. ISSN 1541-6933. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Introduction: Carotid dissection is a less common but important cause of acute ischemic stroke, which has specific treatment implications. Case record: We describe the case of a patient with acute, fluctuating neurological symptoms found to be caused by carotid dissection who underwent endovascular stent-supported angioplasty of this lesion with good outcome. Discussion: Pros and cons of the various treatment options encountered in this case including intravenous thrombolysis, angioplasty and stenting, and antithrombotic therapy are discussed. Conclusion: Endovascular treatment of carotid dissection in acute stroke can be performed safely. Treatment must ultimately be individualized to each specific case.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: angioplasty endovascular stent dissection carotid acute stroke
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 22:36
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