Chapter 12

Endovascular Management of Atherosclerotic and Dissected Carotids

Guglielmo Pero and Themistoklis Papasilekas

Abstract

Treatment of lesions of the extracranial internal carotid artery plays an important role in the management of ischemic stroke, particularly in the secondary prevention of further events, but sometimes also in the acute phase. The endovascular management of atherosclerotic stenosis is not just an alternative to endarterectomy but frequently is the treatment of choice. Moreover, treatment of dissections of the carotid arteries, when not exclusively medical, is in almost all cases endovascular. Experience in the neurointerventional field is necessary to correctly deal with both types of lesions of the extracranial internal carotid artery.

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