Comparison of outcomes between primary closure Vs. patch angioplasty in carotid endarterectomy

  • Yun W
  • Kim D
  • Lee K
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the short and longterm outcomes following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with either primary closure (PC) or patch angioplasty (PAT) performed by single center vascular surgeons. Materials and methods: Between November 1994 and March 2008, a total of 366 patients underwent 401 consecutive primary CEA procedures at our institution. We retrospectively reviewed patients' medical records. All operations were performed by three experienced vascular surgeons with closure type determined by individual surgeon preference. Postoperative neurologic complications were determined by a clinical neurologist. Restenosis was defined as >50% stenosis on follow-up duplex scan. Data was analyzed to compare the early (

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  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Patch anigoplasty
  • Primary closure

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