Surgical vs medical treatment for isolated internal carotid artery elongation with coiling or kinking in symptomatic patients: a prospective randomized clinical study.

@article{Ballotta2005SurgicalVM,
  title={Surgical vs medical treatment for isolated internal carotid artery elongation with coiling or kinking in symptomatic patients: a prospective randomized clinical study.},
  author={Enzo Ballotta and Gaetano Thiene and Claudio Baracchini and M. Ermani and Carmelo Militello and Giuseppe Da Giau and Bruno Barbon and Annalisa Angelini},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={838-46; discussion 846}
}
BACKGROUND Whether surgically correcting symptomatic carotid elongation with coiling or kinking in the absence of an atherosclerotic lesion of the carotid bifurcation (isolated elongation) is effective in preventing stroke remains a controversial issue. The hypothesis behind this study was that surgical correction of symptomatic isolated carotid elongation with coiling or kinking could yield better results, in terms of stroke prevention and freedom from late stroke or carotid occlusion, than… CONTINUE READING

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