Carotid resection and replacement with autogenous arterial graft during operation for neck malignancy.

@article{Sessa1998CarotidRA,
  title={Carotid resection and replacement with autogenous arterial graft during operation for neck malignancy.},
  author={Carmine Sessa and Mark D. Morasch and Ram{\'o}n Berguer and Ronald A. Kline and John R Jacobs and R L Arden},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={229-35}
}
Carotid artery resection as part of the management of advanced head and neck cancers remains controversial. Since 1991, 30 patients have undergone resection of the carotid artery with immediate reconstruction using superficial femoral artery as replacement conduit. There was one stroke/death. Forty-three percent developed neck wound problems but no grafts failed or hemorrhaged. Mean follow-up was 20 months (3-76) and mean life expectancy was 16 months from the time of surgery. Fifty-eight… CONTINUE READING
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