UMMS Affiliation

Division of Neuroimaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2020-07-16

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cardiovascular Diseases | Nervous System Diseases | Radiology

Abstract

After carotid artery stenting, retrieval of the embolic protection device can sometimes be difficult due to incomplete stent expansion, stent fracture, vasospasm, and vessel tortuosity. In this technical report, we describe a novel rescue technique used in a patient with diffuse calcific atherosclerosis of the left common and proximal left internal carotid arteries who underwent left internal carotid artery stenting with cerebral protection and in whom, due to an under-expanded proximal carotid stent strut in relation to a densely calcified plaque, we were initially unable to advance the retrieval device.

Keywords

carotid angioplasty, carotid arterial disease, carotid atherosclerosis, carotid calcification, carotid stent, carotid stenting, internal carotid artery (ica)

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 Kuhn et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

DOI of Published Version

10.7759/cureus.9228

Source

Kuhn AL, Puri AS, De Macedo Rodrigues K, Massari F, Singh J. Trapped Embolic Protection Device: A Salvage Technique. Cureus. 2020 Jul 16;12(7):e9228. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9228. PMID: 32821577; PMCID: PMC7430543. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cureus

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32821577

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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