Cranial/cervical nerve dysfunction after carotid endarterectomy.

  title={Cranial/cervical nerve dysfunction after carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={M D Schauber and L J. Fontenelle and Joshua A. Solomon and Timothy L. Hanson},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={25 3},
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to review the results of patients who had cranial and cervical nerve dysfunction after undergoing carotid endarterectomy. METHODS The prospective study reviewed 183 consecutive carotid endarterectomies. Preoperative and postoperative cranial nerve assessments were accomplished on all patients. Neurologic evaluation included direct fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Patients found to be neurologically intact had no further follow-up. Patients with postoperative… CONTINUE READING