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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;29(1):140-2.

Endovascular treatment of the carotid stump syndrome.

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Istituto Policlinico San Donato, School of Vascular Surgery, University of Milan, Via Triulziana 36, San Donato, Milan 20097, Italy.


In patients with an occluded internal carotid artery, the carotid stump syndrome is a potential source of microemboli that pass through the ipsilateral external carotid artery and the ophthalmic artery to the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Thus, the syndrome is associated with carotid territory symptoms although the internal carotid artery is occluded. Surgical exclusion of the internal carotid artery associated with endarterectomy of the external carotid artery has been described as the gold standard of treatment by many authors. This report is the second case, to our knowledge, of endovascular treatment of the carotid stump syndrome with the use of a stent-graft.

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