Endovascular repair using vein-covered stents in the carotid artery bifurcation

Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Oct;8(6):499-502. doi: 10.1016/s0967-2109(00)00050-8.


The treatment of a bleeding carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in a patient using endovascular repair is described. Vein-covered stents were successfully employed. There were no neurological complications and no recurrent bleeding during 8 months follow up and carotid artery continuity was achieved. Stents covered with saphenous vein may be considered a treatment option for endovascular repair of pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / complications
  • Aneurysm, False / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / complications
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemorrhage / complications
  • Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
  • Stents*