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Heparin surface stent-graft for the treatment of a carotid pseudoaneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20599352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid pseudoaneurysms are a rare consequence of carotid surgery, trauma, and infection. Historically, carotid aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms were treated surgically. However, endovascular techniques have recently become a valid alternative for the treatment of carotid pseudoaneurysms. The case of a 57-year-old male patient with a pseudoaneurysm of the right internal carotid artery is described. The patient came to our unit with a painless and pulsatile mass in the neck, which was growing slowly. Five years earlier, he had undergone surgery on a saccular aneurysm located on the distal extracranial segment of the right internal carotid artery. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated with a heparin surface Viabahn stent-graft system (Gore AL, Flagstaff, AZ). Heparin surface stent-grafts can be used for the treatment of carotid lesions and may offer protection against intimal hyperplasia and thrombosis. Further studies are needed to evaluate the long-term results.
Elpiniki Tsolaki; Tsolaki Elpiniki; Elisabetta Salviato; Tiberio Rocca; Lucia Braccini; Roberto Galeotti; Francesco Mascoli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  2014-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952.e9-952.e12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / radiography,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Carotid Artery Diseases / radiography,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Coated Materials, Biocompatible*
Endovascular Procedures / instrumentation*
Heparin / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Thrombosis / etiology,  prevention & control
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Coated Materials, Biocompatible; 9005-49-6/Heparin
Erratum In:
Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Aug;27(6):834
Note: Elpiniki, Tsolaki [corrected to Tsolaki, Elpiniki]

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