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Use of intravascular optical coherence tomography to confirm the diagnosis of a carotid web in a patient with recurrent ipsilateral embolic strokes and evaluate the response to stenting:

  • A Carotid web (CaW) is defined as a focal shelf-like projection of non-atheromatous, fibrous tissue along the posterior wall of the carotid bulb.
  • This report investigated the utility of OCT as an adjunct imaging modality in the evaluation of CaW morphology in a young patient with recurrent ischemic strokes.

From Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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