The role of external carotid endarterectomy in the treatment of ipsilateral internal carotid occlusion: collective review.

@article{Gertler1987TheRO,
  title={The role of external carotid endarterectomy in the treatment of ipsilateral internal carotid occlusion: collective review.},
  author={Jonathan P Gertler and Richard Paul Cambria},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={158-67}
}
Complete occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) may result in a variety of clinical states. Neurologic symptoms in the setting of ICA occlusion may be due to embolic events through the external carotid artery (ECA) circulation, hemodynamic insufficiency resulting from inadequate collateral development, or propagation of clot intracranially. External carotid reconstruction has been used to prevent neurologic events from the first two mechanisms. This review attempts to place in… CONTINUE READING