Microsurgical exposure of the petrous portion of the carotid artery.

  title={Microsurgical exposure of the petrous portion of the carotid artery.},
  author={W S Paullus and Thomas Glenn Pait and A I Rhoton},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={47 5},
Occlusion of the cervical portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) has been treated by vein graft bypass from the common carotid to the supraclinoid segment. However, this procedure has the disadvantages of requiring temporary occlusion of collateral flow, the short length of ICA available for anastomosis, and the retraction required for exposure of the supraclinoid area. In an attempt to find a more suitable bypass site for grafting, the petrous portion of 50 carotid arteries was studied… CONTINUE READING


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