Conflict of interest: None.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Transulnar carotid artery stent placement
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 4, pages 709–712, March 2013
How to Cite
Fang, H.-Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, J.-T. and Wu, C.-J. (2013), Transulnar carotid artery stent placement. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 709–712. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22634
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2010
- Manuscript Received: 9 APR 2010
- carotid artery stenting;
- trans-ulnar approach;
- CLARET technique
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has increased in popularity as an alternative to carotid artery endarterectomy for the treatment of significant carotid artery stenosis. The access site is predominantly the femoral artery, with radial or brachial access used less often. Here, we describe a case of CAS after failure of brachial access. Transulnar CAS was performed successfully without complications. Transulnar access represents an additional option in a patient undergoing CAS when conventional femoral, brachial, and radial arteries are not applicable. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.