External carotid artery revascularization: indications, operative techniques and results.

  • A H Boontje
  • Published 1992 in The Journal of cardiovascular surgery


The external carotid artery (ECA) is an important collateral pathway in patients with ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion and recurrent symptoms. An ipsilateral ECA revascularization can improve cerebral perfusion or eliminate an embolic source. In the past 11 years 11 patients underwent operation, 6 times for amaurosis fugax and 5 times for… (More)


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