Corpus ID: 39902476

Carotid stenosis. Surgery after 75 years.

@article{Courbier1985CarotidSS,
  title={Carotid stenosis. Surgery after 75 years.},
  author={R. Courbier and M. Ferdani and M. Reggi},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          295-9
        }
}
Is it reasonable and useful to perform surgery on carotid lesions after 75 years? ("old man" according to the W.H.O. classification). To answer this question, we re-examined 66 patients aged 75 to 87 years, who underwent 76 carotid thromboendarteriectomies with one post-operative death. The results study showed that morbidity and general complications were not more important than in younger patients. Late results from 2 to 94 months showed a very low percentage of secondary neurologic… Expand
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