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Endovascular recanalization of common carotid artery Total occlusion: two case reports and literature review

Authors
  • Hsu, Jung-Chi1, 2
  • Tsai, Han-Lin3
  • 1 Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong, Yilan, 26546, Taiwan , Yilan (Taiwan)
  • 2 National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 7 Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, 100, Taiwan , Taipei (Taiwan)
  • 3 Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital, 539 Jhongsiao Road, Chiayi, 600, Taiwan , Chiayi (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
CVIR Endovascular
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 13, 2020
Volume
3
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s42155-020-0097-6
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

BackgroundCommon carotid artery total occlusion is rare but can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms due to inadequate cerebral perfusion. The treatment includes bypass surgery, endarterectomy, and endovascular revascularization.Case presentationHerein, we report two cases of common carotid artery total occlusion treated by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, and review the literature.ConclusionBoth of our cases were successfully treated with endovascular revascularization for common carotid artery total stenosis. Endovascular therapy provided an alternative treatment. Further large clinical study for comparing the safety and efficiency in surgical and endovascular treatment may be required.Level of evidenceLevel 4, Case Series.

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