Iatrogenic perforation of the internal carotid artery by a transarticular screw: an unusual case of repetitive ischemic stroke.

@article{Bogaerde2007IatrogenicPO,
  title={Iatrogenic perforation of the internal carotid artery by a transarticular screw: an unusual case of repetitive ischemic stroke.},
  author={Michel Vanden Bogaerde and Pieter Viaene and Vincent Thijs},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={466-9}
}
Iatrogenic injury to the carotid artery is an uncommon but well-recognized complication of medical procedures, including cervical spine surgery. A 60-year-old man showed, over an 8-month period, evidence of recurrent cerebral infarcts in the right carotid artery territory. Repeated cardiovascular screening investigations did not lead towards an etiologic factor. Three years earlier, the patient underwent an atlantoaxial fixation procedure by means of transarticular screws because of a traumatic… CONTINUE READING