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Distal protection for treatment of complete cervical internal carotid occlusion
  1. John P Hungerford1,
  2. Imran Chaudry2,
  3. Raymond Turner3,
  4. Aquilla S Turk2
  1. 1Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  3. 3Department of Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr I Chaudry, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, MSC 323, Charleston 29425, USA; chaudry{at}musc.edu

Abstract

Distal protection devices (DPD) have been advocated for carotid artery stenting to reduce the risk of distal embolization. These devices were designed for deployment in the straight cervical segment of the internal carotid artery. We present a case of total cervical carotid occlusion recanalized with the aid of a distal protection device deployed ‘distally’ in the intracranial internal carotid artery.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Not obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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