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Endovascular implantation of covered stents in the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries: Case series and review of the literature

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posted on 21.03.2012, 00:00 by Ali Alaraj, Adam Wallace, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Fady T. Charbel, Victor A. Aletich
Background : Covered stents are used endovascularly to seal arterial wall defects while preserving vessel patency. This report describes our experience with the use of covered stents to treat cervical pathology, and a review of the literature in regards to this topic is presented. Case Description : Two patients presenting with the carotid blowout syndrome and one patient with a vertebrojugular fistula were treated with covered stents. This allowed for preservation of the vessel and was a treatment alternative to cerebral bypass. Conclusion : Covered stents provide a viable means of preserving the cervical vessels in selected patients; however, long-term follow-up is necessary to determine stent patency and permanency of hemostasis.

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© 2011 Alaraj et al; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.81725.

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Medknow Publications

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2229-5097

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28/05/2011

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