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Treatment of stroke after carotid endarterectomy using intravenous abciximab

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Author(s): Sylaja P | Setiawan Melissa | Hill Michael | Demchuk Andrew | Wong John

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 57;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 780;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Abciximab | carotid endarterectomy | stroke

ABSTRACT
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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