Carotid artery stenting assisted with intravascular ultrason
Isolated spontaneous common carotid artery (CCA) dissection is extremely rare.

Moreover, only a few case reports for isolated spontaneous CCA dissection treated with carotid artery stenting (CAS) can be found so far.

Here, the authors report a case where intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) provided valuable information about lesion evaluation, stent selection, and stent placement during CAS for isolated CCA dissection. A 69-year-old male was diagnosed with an isolated spontaneous left CCA dissection.

CAS assisted with IVUS was performed to prevent further dissection and cerebral infarction recurrence.

In particular, CAS assisted by IVUS may be an effective treatment option to prevent intraoperative complications and further stroke recurrence for isolated spontaneous CCA dissection.

Journal of Surgical Case Reports