Extensive mobile thrombus of the internal carotid artery: a case report, treatment options, and a review of the literature

Hill, Stephen L.; Brozyna, Witold
October 2005
American Surgeon;Oct2005, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p853
Academic Journal
journal article
The presence of a carotid stenosis, a floating thrombus, and a patient with clinical and CT evidence of a stroke represents a significant therapeutic dilemma to the clinician. The evidence of a stroke precludes any active treatment of the carotid stenosis safely, while the floating thrombus demands immediate attention. We recently were involved with just such a patient and chose a conservative approach of anticoagulation followed by operative intervention several weeks later.


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