Dissection of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Due to Balloon Guiding Catheter Resulting in Asymptomatic Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion

Iran J Radiol. 2016 Apr 25;13(3):e28209. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.28209. eCollection 2016 Jul.


Dissection of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare condition that accounts for a significant proportion of ischemic strokes in young adults. Iatrogenic dissection as a complication of neurointerventional procedures is a traumatic dissection which has been reported relatively rare in the literature. In this report, a case of dissection of the ICA is reported that was caused by repetitive movement of the balloon guiding catheter during stent-assisted thrombectomy (SAT), resulting in occlusion of the ICA.

Keywords: Dissection; Internal Carotid Artery; Magnetic Resonance Angiography; Neurointerventional Procedure.

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