Journal article

Eversion carotid endarterectomy

TA Iseli, V Puttaswamy, WA Campbell, NR Atkinson

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) is a technique that obviates the need for traditional longitudinal arteriotomy and patch closure, with low stroke and restenosis rates. The aim of the present study was to report an Australian experience and technique of ECEA. METHODS: All patients who underwent ECEA by the investigating surgeons between October 1997 and July 2000 were followed up clinically and with duplex ultrasound. The technique of ECEA is described. RESULTS: One hundred and fifty-two ECEA were performed, 13 combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The combined perioperative stroke and death rate was 2%; 0.65% excluding CABG combined cases. This compares wit..

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