Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №2

Stagewise bilateral stenting of vertebral arteries in a patient with occlusion of both internal carotid arteries

Ter-Akopyan A.V., Kalinin A.A., Pankov A.S., Tagaev N.В., Malyutina E.D.

Federal State Budget Facility Clinical Hospital Nr1 of the RF President’s Affairs Administration, Moscow, Russia

The authors describe herein a case report concerning stagewise endovascular treatment of a 69-year-old male patient presenting with occlusion of the right and left internal carotid arteries admitted to Clinical Hospital № 1 of the RF President's Affairs Administration with the following diagnosis: atherosclerotic occlusion of carotid arteries, arterial hypertension, chronic bronchitis, chronic prostatitis, and a history of multiple episodes of unconsciousness. Duplex scanning and angiography of the brachiocephalic arteries revealed occlusion of the both internal carotid arteries, as well as pronounced narrowing of the ostium of the right and left vertebral arteries supplying blood to all portions of the brain. Computed tomography revealed no signs of endured stroke. The first stage consisted in stenting of critical stenosis of the left vertebral artery ostium, followed by stenting of the right vertebral artery ostium performed 2 weeks after (with implanting drug-covered stents «Promus» in both cases). The patient was discharged home in a satisfactory condition.

KEY WORDS: internal carotid artery occlusion, collateral circulation in the circle of Willis, vertebral artery stenting.

P. 143-146

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