Lateralized Changes in Cognitive Function Following Carotid Endarterectomy

  • J. T. Garner
  • J. Rosenstock
  • T. D. Field
  • R. M. Tager
  • D. B. Jacques
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 7)


The neurosurgical procedure of carotid endarterectomy is commonly undertaken to prevent stroke in patients with carotid artery occlusion (22, 27, 28). Recent studies disclose that this procedure can lead to restoration of cognitive function in some cases (6, 11, 12, 14), thus providing a better quality of life for those individuals. Our preliminary findings suggest that the type of cognitive improvement associated with this procedure is a function of the side of the brain receiving the increased blood flow.


Carotid Endarterectomy Increase Blood Flow Neurosurgical Procedure Superficial Temporal Artery Carotid Artery Occlusion 
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  • J. T. Garner
  • J. Rosenstock
  • T. D. Field
  • R. M. Tager
  • D. B. Jacques

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