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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-218

Stent infection after carotid angioplasty – Treatment with dual layer stent

1 Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery Service, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Passo Fundo Clinical Hospital, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
3 Medicine School, Passo Fundo University, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Luciano B Manzato
Teixeira Soares St. N 640, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul 99010-080
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bc.bc_64_19

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Stent infection is extremely rare, especially in stents placed in the internal carotid artery (ICA). Treatment in these cases remains controversial and no consensus has been reached, resulting in high mortality in all cases. We report the case of a 78-year-old man undergoing stent placement in the left ICA who, 20 days later, presented with infection at the stent site and a large pseudoaneurysm. The primary infectious focus was the teeth. The patient was treated with antibiotics and placement of a Casper stent, a dual layer braided metal stent with micro-mesh, intended to determine flow diversion and arterial wall reconstruction. Although the procedure was able to reduce the pseudoaneurysm, the patient eventually died of sepsis. We believe that the use of dual layer stents, with a flow-diverting effect, may be a treatment option in selected cases. However, further studies are needed to confirm this hypothesis.

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