JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/46849
FullText URL 65_4_239.pdf
Author Cho, Yong-Pil| Kwon, Tae-Won| Kwon, Sun U.| Chae, Won-Young| Kim, Geun-Eun|
Abstract We described 9 consecutive patients who underwent operative carotid artery exploration with attempted carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion. Indications for this surgery based on vascular imaging included segmental occlusion of the proximal ICA and also extensive occlusion of the distal ICA in selected patients in whom color-flow duplex ultrasound showed a poorly echogenic or anechoic thrombus with a flow void, suggestive of an acute thrombus. CEA was performed successfully to restore blood flow in all 9 patients:CEA in 5 and CEA with Fogarty thrombectomy in 4. Postoperative magnetic resonance (MR) angiography confirmed that revascularization had been successful in all 9 patients, and MR imaging displayed improved perfusion in 4 patients. Despite the lack of a generalized efficacy of surgical revascularization for symptomatic ICA occlusion, our study demonstrated that preoperative vascular imaging allows the selection of patients who may benefit from CEA.
Keywords internal carotid artery occlusion carotid endarterectomy vascular imaging
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 239
End Page 245
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 21860530
Web of Science KeyUT 000294236700004