Carotid artery stents for blunt cerebrovascular injury: risks exceed benefits.

@article{Cothren2005CarotidAS,
  title={Carotid artery stents for blunt cerebrovascular injury: risks exceed benefits.},
  author={C. Clay Cothren and Ernest Eugene Moore and Charles E. Ray and David J. Ciesla and Jeffrey R. Johnson and John B. Moore and Jon M. Burch},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={480-5; discussion 485-6}
}
BACKGROUND Carotid stenting has been advocated in patients with grade III blunt carotid artery injuries (hereafter referred to as "blunt CAIs") because of the persistence of the pseudoaneurysm and concern for subsequent embolization or rupture. HYPOTHESIS Carotid stenting is safe and effective for blunt CAIs. DESIGN Analysis of a prospective database of all patients with blunt CAIs. SETTING A state-designated, level I, urban trauma center. PATIENTS AND METHODS In January 1, 1996, we… CONTINUE READING