Surgical treatment of extracranial carotid occlusive disease.

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Abstract

  • This report has reviewed the preoperative evaluation, operative technique, postoperative care, results, and representative pathological findings in 225 carotid endarterectomies. Surgery is generally indicated in patients with: 1. TIA's, and carotid stenosis (lumen diameter less than 2 mm.) or an ulcerated plaque. 2. A stable, mild to moderate neurological deficit with or without TIA's, and carotid stenosis (lumen diameter less than 2 mm.) or an ulcerated plaque. 3. An acute progressive or fluctuating neurological deficit, and carotid stenosis (lumen diameter less than 2 mm.) or carotid occlusion. Surgery should be considered in some patients with: 1. TIA's, and ipsilateral carotid occlusion. 2. An acute partial persistent neurological deficit, and carotid stenosis (lumen diameter less than 2 mm.) or occlusion. 3. No symptoms, and carotid stenosis (lumen diameter less than 2 mm.). Surgery is generally not indicated in patients with an acute severe persistent neurological deficit, and carotid stenosis or occlusion.
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  • Ojemann RG; Crowell RM; Roberson GH; Fisher CM
  • Start Page

  • 214
  • End Page

  • 263
  • Volume

  • 22