Carotid Artery Surgery

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Abstract

Carotid endarterectomy is at present the most frequent intervention on arterial vessels performed in vascular surgery units. Currently the surgical technique is significantly improved compared to 10 years ago with a consequent reduction in terms of mortality and morbidity. This chapter will cover the surgical approaches as well as the most important indications.

Keywords

Carotid Endarterectomy Carotid Artery Carotid Artery Surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryAOU of CagliariMonserrato, CagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAOU of CagliariMonserrato, CagliariItaly

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