Access to the carotid artery bifurcation: Cadaveric study with application to nasotracheal intubation as a technique to improve access to a high carotid artery bifurcation

Academic Article


  • © 2015 The Neurosurgical Foundation. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a common and efficacious surgical procedure for the prevention of ischemic stroke due to atherosclerosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA). A high common carotid artery bifurcation can make CEA technically difficult due to limited carotid artery exposure. A cadaveric study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of nasotracheal intubation for improving access to a high carotid artery bifurcation. Based on this study, nasotracheal intubation does not improve access to a high carotid artery bifurcation as compared with orotracheal intubation.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 24104520
  • Author List

  • Foreman PM; Harrigan MR; Griessenauer CJ; Loukas M; Tubbs RS
  • Start Page

  • 865
  • End Page

  • 867
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 6