Simultaneous stenting of the ipsilateral external and internal carotid arteries


DURMAZ T. , Bozkurt E., AYHAN H. , Bayram N. A. , Bilen E., AKÇAY M. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.4, pp.667-669, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1211-92
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-669

Abstract

Carotid artery diseases are diagnosed more frequently in practice due to increased mean life expectancy of the general population and the availability of imaging methods. Strong evidence coming from long term, randomized, large studies is required to support the idea that a carotid artery stent (CAS) may be an alternative to a carotid endarterectomy (CEA), which has been performed for long years with proven efficacy. Generally, no intervention (CEA or CAS) is performed in the stenosis of the external carotid artery (ECA) in the literature. In our case, we performed ipsilateral ECA and internal carotid artery stenting simultaneously.