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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