Carotid endarterectomy contralateral to carotid artery occlusion: analysis from a randomized study

@article{Ballotta2002CarotidEC,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy contralateral to carotid artery occlusion: analysis from a randomized study},
  author={Enzo Ballotta and Giuseppe Da Giau and Claudio Baracchini},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={387},
  pages={216-221}
}
Abstract Background and aims. Many studies have reported the benefits of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) contralateral to an occluded internal carotid artery (ICA), with varying results. This study analyzed perioperative and late outcomes in a recent trial in which patients were randomized to carotid eversion endarterectomy (CEE) or traditional CEA with patching (CEAP). Patients and methods. In 336 primary CEAs (310 patients) 68 were contralateral to an occluded ICA (group I). The remaining 268… CONTINUE READING

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