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Bilateral carotid stenting after a motor vehicle crash.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20134388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extracranial carotid artery dissection after blunt trauma may manifest as arterial stenosis or occlusion or as dissecting aneurysm formation. Anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet therapy is the first-line treatment, but, because it is effective and less invasive than other procedures, endovascular treatment of carotid artery dissection has recently attracted interest. A small subset of patients with blunt carotid dissection, or pseudoaneurysms, have bilateral injuries which may be high risk for occlusion and ischemic stroke. Early carotid stenting and subsequent antiplatelet therapy may be an option in this patient group.
George M Testerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Trauma/Critical Care, Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Angioplasty, Balloon / methods*
Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection / etiology,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications

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