Reference : Kinking of the Internal Carotid Artery: Clinical Significance and Surgical Management
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23501
Kinking of the Internal Carotid Artery: Clinical Significance and Surgical Management
English
Van Damme, Hendrik [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques]
Gillain, Daniel mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service d'Informations médico économiques (SIME) >]
Desiron, Quentin [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire >]
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Albert, Adelin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Informatique médicale et biostatistique >]
Limet, Raymond mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique]
Feb-1996
Acta Chirurgica Belgica
96
1
15-22
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-5458
[en] The authors report on 62 surgical corrections for kinking of the internal carotid artery during a 13-year period (1980-1993). This represents 2.8% of all carotid operative procedures (n = 2188) in the same period. It always concerned a significant (< 60 degrees) angulation of a redundant internal carotid artery, that in all but 3 cases was associated with atherosclerotic involvement of the carotid bifurcation. The indication to surgery included transient hemispheric or ocular ischaemia in 25.5% of cases, a regressive neurologic deficit in 8%, a minor stroke in 3%, a stroke in evolution in 11%, and non-lateralized cerebral ischaemia in 21%. In 19 patients (31%) it concerned an asymptomatic high degree stenosis. The surgical technique consisted in carotid transposition-reimplantation after eversion endarterectomy in 37 cases, in posterior transverse plication with patch angioplasty in 20 cases, and in segmental excision with venous interposition graft in 5 cases. There was one postoperative death. The morbidity include one ipsilateral non-fatal stroke and 3 transient ischaemic attacks. A complete long-term follow-up (mean duration 3.4 years) is available for 57 patients. The late incidence of stroke is 1.5% per year. The 5-year survival attains 67%. These long-term results are comparable to the outcome of standard endarterectomy in the same institution. The authors discuss the indication, techniques, and outcome of surgical correction of kinked internal carotid artery. They recommend a shortening procedure, often associated with endarterectomy for severely kinked vessels (angulation 60 degrees or less), symptomatic or not.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23501

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