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Carotid stenting for irradiation-associated carotid stenosis 3 years after previous carotid endarterectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12547958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extracranial carotid stenosis is a known complication of external irradiation to the head and neck region. We report on a patient with previous carotid endarterectomy for irradiation-associated carotid stenosis. This patient developed symptomatic carotid stenosis over the ipsilateral common carotid artery proximal to the previous endarterectomy site 3 years later, and was successfully treated with carotid angioplasty and stenting. This case illustrates the importance of Duplex scan surveillance after carotid endarterectomy for patients with irradiation-associated carotid stenosis. The complimentary role of carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty for managing such a patient is highlighted.
A C W Ting; S W K Cheng; P W Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-27     Completed Date:  2003-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Carotid Stenosis / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Endarterectomy, Carotid*
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy
Radiotherapy / adverse effects
Treatment Failure

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