Management of ruptures complicating angioplasty and stenting of supraaortic arteries: report of two cases and a review of the literature

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Nov-Dec;24(10):2057-61.


Vessel rupture is a rare complication of angioplasty and stent placement of the supraaortic arteries occurring in two (1.1%) of 180 vessels treated at our institution. Many different approaches to the management of this complication have been proposed. In this report, we present our experience with conservative management in two cases in which vessel rupture occurred and review the relevant literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty / adverse effects*
  • Arteries / injuries*
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / etiology
  • Carotid Artery, Common
  • Carotid Stenosis / therapy
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Rupture
  • Stents / adverse effects*
  • Subclavian Artery / injuries
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Vascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Vertebral Artery / injuries