Thalamic hemorrhage following carotid angioplasty and stenting

Jonathan A. Friedman, David D. Kallmes, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative treatment of carotid stenosis for patients poorly suited for endarterectomy. Intracerebral hemorrhage following carotid revascularization is rare and thought to be related to hyperperfusion injury in most cases. Early experience suggests an increased incidence of hemorrhage following CAS as compared to endarterectomy. We describe a patient who suffered a thalamic hemorrhage following CAS. Because this hemorrhage occurred in a vascular territory unlikely to have been supplied by the treated artery, this case suggests that the mechanism of intracerebral hemorrhage following CAS may in some cases be different from the hyperperfusion hemorrhage classically described following endarterectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Carotid stenosis
  • Complication
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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