Carotid artery stenosis with intraluminal thrombus discovered during carotid artery stenting

Katsutoshi Takayama, Toshiaki Taoka, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Toshiteru Miyasaka, Kaoru Myouchin, Takeshi Wada, Masahiko Sakamoto, Toshiaki Akashi, Kimihiko Kichikawa

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A 77-year-old man presented with transient motor weakness of the left hand. Cerebral angiography showed 90% stenosis at the origin of the right internal carotid artery. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) was performed 3 weeks later, and a large intraluminal thrombus was found during the procedure. The blood around the thrombus was aspirated using an aspiration catheter under distal protection with a filter wire protection device, and CAS was successfully performed without complications. Although this patient was treated by CAS without complications, carotid stenosis associated with intraluminal thrombus-because it has a high risk of distal embolism-should be carefully diagnosed immediately before CAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Radiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov


  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Filter protection device
  • Intraluminal thrombus
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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