Carotid artery stenting by direct percutaneous puncture

J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul;54(1):249-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.11.119. Epub 2011 Feb 11.


Carotid artery stenting is usually performed by a femoral approach. When the patient's anatomy forbids this or other distal access to the carotids, a direct access by percutaneous puncture may be used. We present two cases in which a successful stenting of the carotids with the use of a cerebral protection device was performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / methods*
  • Carotid Artery, Common* / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Punctures*
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome