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Spontaneous recanalization of internal carotid artery occlusion.

Authors
  • Nguyen-Huynh, Mai N
  • Lev, Michael H
  • Rordorf, Guy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2003
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
1032–1034
Identifiers
PMID: 12637693
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

CTA, an accurate, rapid, and less invasive modality than conventional catheter arteriography, can be used to serially monitor anticoagulated patients with new-onset ICA occlusion for potential spontaneous vascular recanalization. The ability to conveniently assess ICA patency not only may influence management of individual patients but also could help us better establish the true incidence of spontaneous carotid recanalization in future studies.

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