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Watershed infarcts in a patient after carotid endarterectomy.
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PMID:  23045438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case that developed watershed infarcts after undergoing carotid endarterectomy. Our patient had been having episodes of transient ischaemic attacks before admission. Carotid Doppler scan before admission showed severe unilateral carotid stenosis on left side. She underwent a carotid endarterectomy procedure. Her continuous blood pressure monitoring stayed normal during and after the procedure. One and half hour after the procedure, she developed right arm weakness. CT scan later revealed watershed infarcts in left cerebral hemisphere. The pathogenesis of watershed infarcts remain debated despite haemodynamic and embolic mechanisms being postulated.
Imranullah Hashmi; Fatima Shahzadi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NHS, Birmingham, UK.
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