The treatment of patients with symptomatic tandem lesions of their carotid artery is challenging. One solution is carotid endarterectomy with retrograde ipsilateral proximal endovascular intervention, but it is associated with a higher postoperative risk of stroke. Unfortunately, symptomatic patients with tandem lesions often present with stenotic, calcified supra-aortic arch vessels and require multiple modalities to adequately revascularize including staged approaches or hybrid procedures. Herein, we report the successful treatment of a symptomatic 76-year-old female with a calcific severe stenosis of her innominate artery treated by a prosthetic bypass graft from her ascending aorta to proximal common carotid artery, interval ligation, and use of TransCarotid artery revascularization with reverse-flow to treat her proximal internal carotid artery stenosis via this bypass graft.
- carotid stenosis
- tandem lesion
- tandem revascularization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine