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Various endovascular approaches to the management of free floating carotid thrombi: a technical report
  1. Jee Won Park,
  2. Deok Hee Lee,
  3. Choong Gon Choi,
  4. Sang Joon Kim,
  5. Dae Chul Suh
  1. Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr D H Lee, Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 86 Asanbyeongwon-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea; dhlee{at}amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Ischemic strokes are seldom caused by free floating thrombi (FFTs) in the carotid artery. Because FFTs are fairly uncommon and their pathophysiology has not yet been clarified, no definite management guidelines have been established. Four consecutive patients with FFTs in the internal and/or common carotid artery are described. These patients were successfully treated by various endovascular treatment methods.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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