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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 780--782

Treatment of stroke after carotid endarterectomy using intravenous abciximab


1 Calgary Stroke Program, Division of Neurosurgery and Department of Clinical, Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta; Department of Neurology, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Trivandrum, India
2 Calgary Stroke Program, Division of Neurosurgery and Department of Clinical, Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta

Correspondence Address:
P N Sylaja
Department of Neurology, Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.59477

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A 59-year old man developed perioperative stroke following left carotid endarterectomy seconday to thrombosis at the endarterectomy site. Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography revealed very frequent microembolization in the left middle cerebral artery territory. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous abciximab with complete neurological recovery.






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