Mechanisms of intracerebral hemorrhage after carotid endarterectomy.

  title={Mechanisms of intracerebral hemorrhage after carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={Robert D. Henderson and Thanh G. Phan and David G. Piepgras and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={95 6},
OBJECT Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an uncommon complication of carotid endarterectomy (CEA), and carries a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Traditionally, attention has been focused on the cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) as the leading cause of ICH after CEA. Other mechanisms, such as a perioperative cerebral ischemic event, cerebral infarction, and use of postoperative anticoagulation therapy, may also be important. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective case control… CONTINUE READING
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