Endovascular treatment of carotid dissecting aneurysms.

  title={Endovascular treatment of carotid dissecting aneurysms.},
  author={R. J. Butterworth and Dafydd J Thomas and John N H Wolfe and Averil O. Mansfield and Aghiad Al-Kutoubi},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={9 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cervical arterial dissection is a well-recognised cause for acute ischaemic stroke. Dissecting aneurysms commonly occur in the affected vessels contributing to the clinical presentation. Persistence of these aneurysms may provide a source of future embolic events as well as causing local symptoms or even be at risk of spontaneous rupture. METHODS We describe 4 patients with traumatic internal carotid artery (ICA) dissections with aneurysm formation at the skull base… CONTINUE READING

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