Carotid artery stenting for carotid web resistant to medical treatment

Kotaro Ono, Koichi Arimura, Ataru Nishimura, Katsuma Iwaki, Tomohiro Okuda, Tetsuro Ago, Koji Iihara

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Carotid web is a nonatherosclerotic shelf-like projection located in the posterior wall of the proximal internal carotid artery and is considered an atypical variant of fibromuscular dysplasia. It is recognized as an important cause of ischemic stroke, especially cryptogenic stroke. Antithrombotic treatment and carotid revascularization with endarterectomy or stenting are performed, but the optimal treatment strategy is still controversial. In our presented case, ischemic stroke recurred despite medical treatment with antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies, but treatment with carotid artery stenting was successful. Carotid revascularization with stenting might be a potential treatment option for the patient with carotid web resistant to medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101067
JournalInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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