Endovascular management of symptomatic cerebral malperfusion due to carotid dissection after type A aortic dissection repair.

@article{Casana2011EndovascularMO,
  title={Endovascular management of symptomatic cerebral malperfusion due to carotid dissection after type A aortic dissection repair.},
  author={Renato Casana and Valerio Stefano Tolva and A Robecchi Majnardi and Paolo Guy Bianchi and L Addobati and Gabriele B Bertoni and Lea Valeria Cireni and Vincenzo Silani},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={641-5}
}
PURPOSE Type A acute aortic dissection is a surgical emergency, and supra-aortic trunk involvement may be complicated by stroke in 6% to 20% of cases. A 66-year-old Caucasian female patient underwent a composite repair of the ascending aorta for type A aortic dissection. Postoperative period was complicated by episodes of "drop attack." Doppler ultrasound of supra-aortic trunks revealed an intimal flap occluding right internal carotid artery. TECHNIQUE Multiple stenting was performed from… CONTINUE READING