Successful Use of Covered Stent for Carotid Artery Injury with Active Medial Projecting Extravasation.

@article{Arai2018SuccessfulUO,
  title={Successful Use of Covered Stent for Carotid Artery Injury with Active Medial Projecting Extravasation.},
  author={Nobuhiko Arai and Hiroshi Kagami and Tomohiro Funabiki and Yutaka Mine and Makoto Inaba},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={112},
  pages={
          53-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nontraumatic carotid artery injury with active extravasation, or carotid blowout syndrome (CBS), is relatively rare and highly difficult to treat because it is difficult to approach the lesions owing to anatomic factors. It also involves quick progression and a risk of cerebral embolization caused by thrombi and carotid artery occlusion. Recently, covered stents were revealed to be effective for CBS. However, they have several disadvantages, such as their costs, rebleeding… CONTINUE READING
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