Carotid artery protection and a new technique.

@article{Cheek1967CarotidAP,
  title={Carotid artery protection and a new technique.},
  author={H. Cheek and E. Rise},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  year={1967},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={
          179-82
        }
}
RUPTURE OF THE carotid artery following neck dissection is one of the most serious complications of head and neck surgery in cancer patients. If survival occurs after massive carotid hemorrhage, mandatory ligation of the carotid may be associated with 50% mortality rate. 1 On the other hand ligation of the carotid for neurosurgical procedures may be associated with a mortality rate of 10%. The most important factors which may relate to the higher rate in the cancer patients are arteriosclerosis… Expand
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