Carotid endarterectomy without angiography. The reliability of Doppler ultrasonography and duplex scanning in preoperative assessment.

@article{Cartier1993CarotidEW,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy without angiography. The reliability of Doppler ultrasonography and duplex scanning in preoperative assessment.},
  author={Raymond Cartier and Paul Cartier and Aline Fontaine},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={411-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To validate the use of Doppler ultrasonography and duplex scanning as the only means of preoperative assessment in carotid disease. DESIGN A retrospective study performed between January 1980 and December 1989. PATIENTS Of 597 carotid endarterectomies carried out by one author, 130 procedures were performed on 118 patients (47 women, 71 men, ranging in age from 49 to 85 years) without preoperative cerebral angiography. Justifications for proceeding without angiography were risk of… CONTINUE READING