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A case of contrast-induced encephalopathy using iodixanol.
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PMID:  21861745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract Purpose: To document a heretofore unreported complication of the contrast agent iodixanol during an endovascular procedure. Case Report: A 76-year-old woman with a history of coronary artery disease was admitted to the emergency department for recurrent transient ischemic attacks. Before combined percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and carotid artery stenting (CAS) using iodixanol, the patient suffered from concomitant unstable angina and recurrent transient ischemic attacks. The total amount of iodixanol used during the CAS procedure was 300 mL. Contrast-induced encephalopathy, which manifested as aphasia, stupor, and full hemiparesis immediately after the combined procedure, was diagnosed by urgent computed tomography. Treatment was based on anti-edema drugs, and the patient made a complete recovery within 48 hours, without any neurological sequelae. Conclusion: Although previously reported in relation to other types of contrast media, contrast-induced encephalopathy has never been described as a complication of an endovascular procedure using iodixanol.
Authors:
Emiliano Chisci; Francesco Setacci; Gianmarco de Donato; Carlo Setacci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1545-1550     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  540-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, University of Siena, Italy.
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