The influence of routine completion arteriography on outcome following carotid endarterectomy.

@article{Westerband1997TheIO,
  title={The influence of routine completion arteriography on outcome following carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={Alex Westerband and Joseph L R Mills and Scott Berman and Glenn C Hunter},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
The necessity for routine completion arteriography (RCA) following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is controversial, with the reported yield of clinically significant findings varying from 3% to 16%. In order to determine the utility of RCA, we reviewed completion studies in 154 consecutive CEAs, defined the frequency and characteristics of arteriographic defects, and correlated RCA defects with early outcome (internal carotid artery [ICA] occlusion, stroke) and late restenosis. All intraoperative… CONTINUE READING