Ischemic Stroke Caused by Carotid Stump at the Common Carotid Artery.

Ischemic Stroke Caused by Carotid Stump at the Common Carotid Artery. Intern Med. 2020 Jul 28;: Authors: Hashimoto G, Wada S, Morita T, Tomohara S, Hara K, Kumabe M, Matsushima T, Kadowaki M, Hamaguchi M, Kuwashiro T, Yasaka M, Okada Y Abstract An 84-year-old man developed motor aphasia and right hemiparesis on postoperative day 1 after orchiectomy for suspected malignant lymphoma. He had a history of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic aneurysm using a bypass graft from the right subclavian artery to the left common carotid artery (CCA); however, the graft had become occluded six months later. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute cerebral infarctions in the left frontal lobe. Carotid ultrasonography revealed a stump at the left CCA, just below the bifurcation, formed by the occluded graft with an oscillating thrombus. This case was rare in that a CCA stump was identified as the embolic source of ischemic stroke. PMID: 32727984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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