Endovascular management of carotid artery dissections with the use of new generation stents and protection systems

Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2016 Nov-Dec;50(6):481-486. doi: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 27.


Dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare disease, but in young patients is responsible for about 20% of cerebral events. We presented three different cases of ICA dissection, including one iatrogenic and two spontaneous ones, which were successfully managed endovascularly, with the use of different techniques, different protection devices and stents. In this article, the clinical management and details of procedures were described.

Keywords: Angioplasty; Carotid Artery; Dissection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / etiology
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / surgery*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Stents*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / therapy*