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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 3125629, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3125629
Case Report

A New Concept for Carotid Artery Stenting: Coating the Atherosclerotic Plaque by Covered Stent before Bare Stent Implantation

Radiology Department, Medical Faculty, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey

Received 30 July 2015; Accepted 10 January 2016

Academic Editor: Jorge C. Kattah

Copyright © 2016 Erol Akgul. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures, distal embolism, periprocedural stent thrombosis, and 30-day stroke due to the plaque fragmentation and protrusion caused by stent implantation and balloon dilation are frequent complications. In this technical case report, a case is presented of extracranial carotid artery stenosis treated with a covered stent and subsequent implantation of a bare stent. In addition, the possibility is discussed that this new technique prevents the distal microembolic complications, periprocedural stent thrombosis, and 30-day stroke of extracranial CAS.