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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2005 Jun;29(6):608-10. Epub 2005 Feb 12.

The retrojugular approach to carotid endarterectomy--a safer technique?

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Academic Department of Surgery, The Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK. jay@menons.freeserve.co.uk

Abstract

The conventional technique of carotid endarterectomy involves approaching the carotid sheath, anterior and medial to the internal jugular vein with division of the facial vein. Mobilisation of the ansa cervicalis and identification of the hypoglossal nerve is usually required. We describe our results of retrojugular approach in a consecutive nonrandomised cohort of 50 carotid endarterectomy patients.

PMID:
15878538
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejvs.2005.01.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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