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Retained neuroprotection filter after stenting of the internal carotid artery

Piotr Myrcha, Dawid Siemieniuk, Mariusz Kozak, Dorota Różański, Tomasz Miłek, Witold Woźniak, Piotr Ciostek
DOI: 10.5603/AA.2020.0014
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Acta Angiologica 2020;26(2):72-75.

open access

Vol 26, No 2 (2020)
Case reports
Published online: 2020-09-25

Abstract

Retained neuroprotection filter after carotid stenting (CAS) is an extremely rare complication. We report the
case of a 61-year old patient with an accidentally retained neuroprotection filter after urgent CAS. The patient
did not consent to open surgical removal of the retained basket. We did not observe any flow disturbances in
the filter and the patient remains asymptomatic in ten years follow-up. In some cases, the neuroprotection
filter left in the internal carotid artery may not cause cerebral flow disturbances or occlusion of the stent. In
case of the poor neurological or general condition of the patient, we can wait for its improvement or stenting.

Abstract

Retained neuroprotection filter after carotid stenting (CAS) is an extremely rare complication. We report the
case of a 61-year old patient with an accidentally retained neuroprotection filter after urgent CAS. The patient
did not consent to open surgical removal of the retained basket. We did not observe any flow disturbances in
the filter and the patient remains asymptomatic in ten years follow-up. In some cases, the neuroprotection
filter left in the internal carotid artery may not cause cerebral flow disturbances or occlusion of the stent. In
case of the poor neurological or general condition of the patient, we can wait for its improvement or stenting.

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Keywords

carotid stenting, embolic protection filter, retained neuroprotection, acute stroke, thrombolysis

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Title

Retained neuroprotection filter after stenting of the internal carotid artery

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 26, No 2 (2020)

Pages

72-75

Published online

2020-09-25

DOI

10.5603/AA.2020.0014

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2020;26(2):72-75.

Keywords

carotid stenting
embolic protection filter
retained neuroprotection
acute stroke
thrombolysis

Authors

Piotr Myrcha
Dawid Siemieniuk
Mariusz Kozak
Dorota Różański
Tomasz Miłek
Witold Woźniak
Piotr Ciostek

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