Emergency carotid endarterectomy for patients with acute carotid occlusion and profound neurological deficits.

@article{Meyer1986EmergencyCE,
  title={Emergency carotid endarterectomy for patients with acute carotid occlusion and profound neurological deficits.},
  author={Fredric Bruce Meyer and Thoralf M. Sundt and David G. Piepgras and B A Sandok and Gregory S. Forbes},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={203 1},
  pages={82-9}
}
Emergency revascularization procedures for patients with acute stroke are controversial. Thirty-four patients with acute internal carotid artery occlusion documented at the time of emergency endarterectomy were analyzed. Before operation, all these patients had profound neurological deficits including hemiplegia and aphasia. There was a 94% success rate in restoring patency. In follow-up, nine patients (26.5%) had a normal neurological exam, four (11.8%) had a minimal deficit, 10 (29.4%) had a… CONTINUE READING

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Before operation , all these patients had profound neurological deficits including hemiplegia and aphasia .
Before operation , all these patients had profound neurological deficits including hemiplegia and aphasia .
Before operation , all these patients had profound neurological deficits including hemiplegia and aphasia .
Before operation , all these patients had profound neurological deficits including hemiplegia and aphasia .
Emergency carotid endarterectomy for patients with acute carotid occlusion and profound neurological deficits .
Good collateral flow was a good prognostic factor , while a simultaneous middle cerebral artery embolus was associated with a poorer prognosis .
Good collateral flow was a good prognostic factor , while a simultaneous middle cerebral artery embolus was associated with a poorer prognosis .
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