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Reopening some occluded carotid arteries. Report of four cases.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
4
Pages
442–446
Identifiers
PMID: 956881
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Four cases are presented in which intermittent ischemic symptomatology was referable to a cerebral hemisphere. Arteriography in each case showed complete occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery in the neck with collateral filling of the ipsilateral intracranial carotid artery into the cavernous portion. Endarterectomy was performed successfully in each case from 1 to 5 weeks after the demonstrated complete occlusion. The collateral circulation to the intracranial portion of the internal carotid artery and the probable reasons for the technical success of these operations are discussed.

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