Endovascular treatment of carotid stump syndrome.

Research paper by Gianpaolo G Carrafiello, Maria Luisa ML Delodovici, Gabriele G Piffaretti, Patrizio P Castelli

Indexed on: 29 Jan '09Published on: 29 Jan '09Published in: Vascular and endovascular surgery


We present the case of a carotid stump syndrome in a 72-year-old woman with a 3-day history of recurrent transient ischemic attacks. Computed tomographic angiography showed the occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery, and the presence of an internal stump with ophthalmic reverse flow, confirming the suspect of a stump syndrome. The patient underwent stent-graft exclusion of the carotid stump; she was last seen 12 months after the procedure when she remained totally asymptomatic.