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J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;65(1):263-266. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.057.

The modified operative technique of partial eversion carotid endarterectomy.

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1
Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, United Kingdom.
2
Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, United Kingdom. Electronic address: john.porter@doctors.org.uk.

Abstract

We report a modified operative technique termed partial eversion carotid endarterectomy (PECE). During a 9-year period (2006-2015), 352 patients underwent PECE. Indications for surgery, intraoperative details, and outcomes were recorded. The initial 185 patients had carotid duplex ultrasound imaging at 6 weeks and then at 6, 12, and 24 months. Subsequent patients had carotid imaging at 4 to 6 weeks. Indications included stroke (76), transient ischemic attack (153), and amaurosis fugax (33); 58 patients were asymptomatic, and 32 patients had surgery before cardiac surgery. Median clamp time was 14 minutes (interquartile range, 11.5-17 minutes). Median total operation time was 41 minutes (interquartile range, 31-72 minutes). Outcomes included four transient ischemic attacks (1.2%), five strokes (1.4%), and two deaths at 30 days (0.5%). No significant cranial nerve injuries or carotid restenosis was detected during follow-up. PECE is technically straightforward, with outcomes comparable to those of current operative techniques. Its advantages included reduced operative and carotid clamping time.

PMID:
28010865
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.057
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