External carotid endarterectomy with internal carotid artery transposition flap angioplasty for symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion.

TitleExternal carotid endarterectomy with internal carotid artery transposition flap angioplasty for symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
JournalCardiovascular surgery (London, England)
Volume3
Issue6
Pagination625-9
ISSN0967-2109
Abstract

The external carotid artery is an important collateral pathway for cerebral perfusion when the internal carotid artery is occluded. After internal carotid artery occlusion, there is a definite risk of ipsilateral neurological events. The authors retrospectively examined their experience with endarterectomy of the external carotid artery for symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion. Results based on the authors' experience and on historical data show external carotid endarterectomy to be a safe procedure. Obliteration of the cul-de-sac appears to be a very important factor in the prevention of reocclusion or recurrence of symptoms after external carotid endarterectomy. Use of the internal carotid artery stump for patching of the endarterectomized external carotid artery is both safe and effective in treating symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0967210996828602
Short TitleCardiovasc Surg
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