Computed tomography angiography intraluminal filling defect is predictive of internal carotid artery free-floating thrombus

@article{Jaberi2013ComputedTA,
  title={Computed tomography angiography intraluminal filling defect is predictive of internal carotid artery free-floating thrombus},
  author={Arash Jaberi and C Lum and Pawel D Stefanski and R E Thornhill and Daniela Iancu and William Petrcich and Franco Momoli and Carlos Zayas Torres and Dar Dowlatshahi},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={56},
  pages={15-23}
}
Filling defects at the internal carotid artery (ICA) origin in the work-up of stroke or transient ischemic attack may be an ulcerated plaque or free-floating thrombus (FFT). This may be challenging to distinguish, as they can appear morphologically similar. This is an important distinction as FFT can potentially embolize distally, and its management differs. We describe a series of patients with suspected FFT and evaluate its imaging appearance, clinical features, and evolution with therapy… CONTINUE READING