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2020 May 18

Ann Vasc Surg

Surgical thromboendarterectomy for free-floating thrombus associated with cervical carotid artery dissection: A case report.


Free-floating thrombus (FFT) of the cervical carotid artery is a rare but critical condition leading to stroke. The most common underlying pathology is atherosclerotic plaque; non-atherosclerotic pathologies are much rarer. Here we report a case of FFT associated with cervical carotid artery dissection that was successfully treated by surgical thromboendarterectomy.