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Three-dimensional computed tomographic reconstruction of the carotid artery: identifying high bifurcation.

Authors
  • McNamara, J R
  • Fulton, G J
  • Manning, B J
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
49
Issue
2
Pages
147–153
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.10.006
PMID: 25457296
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Measuring the distance of carotid bifurcation from the base of the skull (SLD), a measure previously not well defined, may be useful in predicting difficult neck dissection and endarterectomy. A distance from mastoid of ≤ 5 cm may also alert the surgeon to potential difficulties.

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