Role of duplex scanning in the selection of patients for carotid endarterectomy.


A retrospective review of 63 patients undergoing duplex scanning and angiography for suspected carotid artery disease was performed to evaluate the need for routine angiography before carotid endarterectomy. A consultant surgeon (M.H.) made a simulated management decision on the basis of a clinical summary and a duplex scan report. Twenty-four patients were… (More)


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