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Stenting of the Great Vessels

  • John F. Morrison
  • Hakeem J. Shakir
  • Jason M. Davies
  • Elad I. Levy
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Abstract

Endovascular treatment of pathologies of the great vessels leading to the cerebrovasculature is becoming increasingly common. This is achieved by use of stents to reinforce an injured vessel lumen or expand the lumen in stenotic segments. Here we discuss the indication for stenting, types of stents available, and associated complications from these procedures and their management.

Keywords

Carotid artery stenting Vertebral artery stenting Subclavian artery stenting 

Abbreviations

CAS

Carotid artery stenting

CCA

Common carotid artery

CEA

Carotid endarterectomy

CTA

Computed tomographic angiogram or angiography

DSA

Digital subtraction angiography

ECA

External carotid artery

Fr

French [scale]

ICA

Internal carotid artery

IVUS

Intravascular ultrasound

NIHSS

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Morrison
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hakeem J. Shakir
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jason M. Davies
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Elad I. Levy
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical SciencesUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Gates Vascular Institute at Kaleida HealthBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Informatics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical SciencesUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical SciencesUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  5. 5.Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research CenterBuffaloUSA

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