The influence of anesthetic choice on carotid endarterectomy outcome.

@article{Corson1987TheIO,
  title={The influence of anesthetic choice on carotid endarterectomy outcome.},
  author={John D. Corson and Benjamin Bergen Nancy Chang and Dhiraj M. Shah and R P Leather and B Deleo and A M Karmody},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={122 7},
  pages={807-12}
}
This study compared the technique of general and regional cervical block anesthesia for carotid endarterectomy. Three hundred sixty-eight patients undergoing 399 carotid endarterectomies were administered one of these alternative anesthetics as selected preoperatively by each patient and his or her physician. In 242 cases general anesthesia was used. The other 157 cases were done under regional cervical block anesthesia. Perioperative mortality was 1.0%. Nonfatal strokes occurred in 1.25… CONTINUE READING