Complications of carotid endarterectomy: the influence of case load.


We reviewed the records of 508 consecutive carotid endarterectomies done by 19 surgeons during a five-year period in one medical center to evaluate postoperative complications (stroke and death). Each of 16 surgeons did 32 operations or fewer, with case loads ranging from one to 32. Three surgeons did 70, 98, and 172 respectively. The incidence of stroke… (More)


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