Cranial nerve dysfunction following carotid endarterectomy.


BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the most common surgical procedure performed for the treatment of symptomatic carotid stenosis greater than 70%. Among the recognised complications, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, is injury to cranial nerves. METHODS We report the incidence and follow-up of cranial nerve injury in 269 patients who… (More)


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