Carotid endarterectomy without angiography: can clinical evaluation and duplex ultrasonographic scanning alone replace traditional arteriography for carotid surgery workup? A prospective study.

@article{Ballotta1999CarotidEW,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy without angiography: can clinical evaluation and duplex ultrasonographic scanning alone replace traditional arteriography for carotid surgery workup? A prospective study.},
  author={Enzo Ballotta and Giuseppe Da Giau and Elvira A. Abbruzzese and Marina Saladini and Laura Renon and Gianluigi Scannapieco and Giorgio Meneghetti},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether clinical evaluation and duplex ultrasonography (DUS) alone can replace contrast cerebral arteriography (CA) for the detection of patients suitable for surgery at our institution. METHODS During an 18-month period, 100 patients underwent DUS and CA during evaluation for carotid endarterectomy (CEA… CONTINUE READING