64-detector CT angiography within 24 hours after carotid endarterectomy and correlation with postoperative stroke.

@article{Gallati201564detectorCA,
  title={64-detector CT angiography within 24 hours after carotid endarterectomy and correlation with postoperative stroke.},
  author={Christopher P Gallati and Minal Jain and Dushyant Damania and Abhijit R. Kanthala and Anunaya R. Jain and George E. Koch and Nancy T M Kung and Henry Z Wang and Robert Edward Replogle and B S Jahromi},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={637-43}
}
OBJECT Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) carries a small but not insignificant risk of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA), most frequently observed within 24 hours of surgery, which can lead to the need for urgent vascular imaging in the immediate postoperative period. However, distinguishing expected versus pathological postoperative changes may not be straightforward on imaging studies of the carotid artery early after CEA. The authors aimed to describe routine versus pathological anatomical… CONTINUE READING