Diffusion-weighted MRI: detection of cerebral ischemia before and after carotid thromboendarterectomy.

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PURPOSE Conventional postoperative evaluation of patients following carotid thromboendarterectomy (TEA) consists of a clinical neurologic examination to assess neurologic deficits, color duplex ultrasound to document the surgically reestablished patency of the carotid artery, and CT for exclusion of postoperative ischemic infarctions. Recent studies prove… (More)

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