How I do it: endarterectomy for carotid web.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: The carotid web is an important and under recognized etiology for recurrent cryptogenic strokes. A management option for a symptomatic carotid web is a carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with surgical microdissection and removal of the intimal luminal defect. METHODS: We describe some of the technical nuances involved in successfully performing a carotid endarterectomy for resection of a carotid web. CONCLUSION: Utilizing a familiar approach to an understudied pathology, this procedure can be safely performed and provides the patient with lasting protection against recurrent infarcts through removal of the thromboembolic nidus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Esparza, R; Schneider, JR; Grory, BM; Nossek, E

Published Date

  • June 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 163 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1763 - 1766

PubMed ID

  • 33871697

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0942-0940

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00701-021-04841-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Austria