Internal carotid artery thrombosis after cervical corpectomy.

  title={Internal carotid artery thrombosis after cervical corpectomy.},
  author={Bruce S. Chozick and Pauline Watson and Samuel H Greenblatt},
  volume={19 19},
SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A 74-year-old man suffered an extensive right hemispheric infarct 72 hours after undergoing anterior corpectomies of the C4 and C5 vertebrae for cervical myelopathy resulting from ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. RESULTS Angiography revealed proximal right internal carotid artery thrombosis with atherosclerosis and a normal left internal carotid artery. The thrombosis may have been due to stasis during lengthy retraction of an atherosclerotic… CONTINUE READING


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