Carotid endarterectomy. Pre- and post-operative monitoring with cerebral SPECT.


In the pre-operative evaluation of carotid endarterectomy, the knowledge of ischemic areas may be helpful to reduce the operative risk. A positive CT scan is often correlated with an increased operative risk. The single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) allows us to visualize ischemic areas not shown by the CT; these areas are almost always… (More)