Histopathologic description of wingspan stent in acute ischemic stroke

Vivien H. Lee, Susan Samuels, Thomas J. Herbst, Marlene Gallegos, Elizabeth J. Cochran, Michael Chen, Shyam Prabhakaran, Demetrius K. Lopes

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Objective and Importance: We report the histopathologic examination of Wingspan stent in acute ischemic stroke. Clinical Presentation: A 75-year-old female presented with acute left-hemiplegia due to right carotid terminus occlusion. Mechanical embolectomy was unsuccessful. Intervention: A Wingspan stent was placed from the distal intracranial carotid artery to the proximal middle cerebral artery stem and established partial antegrade flow. The patient died of malignant infarction on post-stroke day 7. At autopsy, embolized calcified atherosclerotic plaque fragments were noted within a non-occlusive thrombus over which the Wingspan stent was deployed. There was no evidence of intimal or media dissection or perforator ostium occlusion. Conclusion: Our case provides a rare pathological description of intracranial stent placement in the setting of acute ischemic stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalNeurocritical Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Angioplasty
  • Intracranial stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Wingspan stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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