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Case Report  |   August 1992
Cerebral emboli from the 'stump' of a totally occluded carotid artery: surgical management
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Case Report   |   August 1992
Cerebral emboli from the 'stump' of a totally occluded carotid artery: surgical management
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1992, Vol. 92, 1052. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.8.1052
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1992, Vol. 92, 1052. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.8.1052
Abstract

The obstructing thrombus in a totally occluded internal carotid artery may act as a source of cerebral emboli. These emboli traverse the external carotid and ophthalmic arteries and enter the intracranial circulation via retrograde collateral pathways. Surgical treatment can result in complete abatement of symptoms in selected patients. The authors describe internal carotid "stump" syndrome in a 47-year-old man and discuss the options for surgical management.