Carotid endarterectomy in the awake patient.

@article{Connolly1985CarotidEI,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy in the awake patient.},
  author={John E. Connolly},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={159-65}
}
The advantages of performing carotid endarterectomy in the awake patient have been presented based on a 13 year experience. Anesthesia consisted of either local infiltration of local lidocaine or regional neck block supplemented by intravenous sedation. The principal advantages of the technique are that it is the only exact method of assessing the need for… CONTINUE READING