Stent-graft treatment of late stenosis of the left common carotid artery following thoracic graft placement

Massimo Medda, Christos Lioupis, Nadia Mollichelli, Cecilia Fantoni, Luigi Inglese

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with subtotal occlusion of the origin of the left common carotid artery (CCA) following thoracic graft placement. Retrograde endovascular placement of a stent-graft by minimal cervical access was undertaken to repair the occlusive lesion of the left CCA and prevent future complications of endoluminal thoracic reconstruction. The retrograde endovascular repair of CCA lesions, as other authors have already suggested, may be the treatment of choice in "high-surgical-risk" patients. In these cases where the ostium of supra-aortic trunks is compromised following thoracic aorta stent-graft migration, endoluminal placement of a stent-graft in the CCA can guarantee both maintenance of carotid flow and thoracic stent-graft fixation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Common carotid artery
  • Migration
  • Stenosis
  • Stent-graft
  • Subtotal occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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