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Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid Artery Surgery


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780865777699
Publication Date: October 1999

Detailed discussion of evaluation, management, and post-operative care

You'll find information on state-of-the-art techniques, imaging modalities, and current evaluation issues in carotid artery surgery. Plus, this book provides the endovascular data which has been missing in carotid textbooks until now.

Highlights of this work:

  • Detailed analysis of the latest techniques, including endovascular procedures and special methods of carotid reconstruction
  • Collaboration between neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, radiologists, and other surgical groups provides the most complete review of the field available
  • The most up-to-date information on diagnosis, imaging, preoperative evaluation, and perioperative monitoring
  • Insightful discussion of controversial issues in surgical management, post-operative care, and the future of carotid endarterectomy

The modern guide to carotid artery surgery...

Carotid Artery Surgery's interdisciplinary approach makes it the state-of-the-art reference for any specialist who deals with carotid endarterectomy. The book brings together the newest information in the field and points the way to future developments. Neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, and neurologists, among others, will find this book to be an interesting, as well as valuable reference.

DIAGNOSIS, IMAGING, AND PATHOLOGY: Carotid Artery Duplex Scanning; Technique of Carotid Angiography and Measurement Systems of Stenosis; Computed Tomography Angiography of the Cervical Carotid Arteries; Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Carotid Arteries in the Neck; The Carotid Bifurcation Plaque and Carotid Endarterectomy; The Role of Brain Imaging in the Preoperative Evaluation of Carotid Surgical Patients. PREOPERATIVE EVALUATION OF CAROTID DISEASE: Surgical Management of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis; Randomized Clinical Trials for Symptomatic Carotid Disease; Which Patients are Inappropriate for Surgery and What is the "Best" Medical Management for Non-Surgical Patients?; Cardiac Evaluation of Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis and Treatment Strategies for Co-Existing Disease; Simultaneous Carotid Occlusive Disease and Intracranial Aneurysm; Management of Concomitant Coronary Bypass and Carotid Reconstruction; Tandem Stenotic Lesions of the Cervical Bifurcation and Siphon Regions of the Internal Carotid Artery; The Visual System Manifestations of Carotid Artery Disease; Carotid Endarterectomy in Elderly Patients; Carotid Endarterectomy Based on Duplex or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRA) Alone; Subacute Carotid Surgery in Recent Stroke Patients. SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE: Basic Principles of Vascular Repair; General Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy; The Awake Carotid Endarterectomy; Anatomical Basis and Technique of Carotid Endarterectomy; Exposure of the Distal Internal Carotid Artery; Microsurgical Carotid Endarterectomy; Carotid Endarterectomy by Eversion Technique; Use of Vein or Synthetic Patches in Carotid Endarterectomy; Management of Complete Carotid Occlusion; Indications and Techniques for Emergent Carotid Exploration; Carotid Stump Syndromes and External Revascularization; Propagating Intraluminal Thrombus: Surgery or Anticoagulation?; Nonatheromatous Lesions of the Cervical Carotid Artery: Fibrodysplasia, Aneurysms, Loops, and Kinks; Surgical Techniques for Treatment of Innominate and/or Proximal Common Carotid Artery Lesions; Blunt Trauma and Carotid Dissection; Penetrating Carotid Trauma; Management of Tumors Involving the Cervical Carotid. PERIOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT DURING CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY: Intraoperative Anticoagulation and Reversal; Rationale for the Use of Cerebral Protective Agents During Carotid Reconstruction; Overview of Shunt Controversy; Carotid Shunt; Intraoperative rCBF; Electrophysiologic Monitoring During Carotid Endarterectomy: Electroencephalography and Somato-Sensory Evoked Potentials; Intraoperative Transcranial Doppler; Near Infrared Spectroscopy during Carotid Surgery; Intraoperative Completion Ultrasonography; Intraoperative Completion Angiography; Ischemic Complications of Carotid Endarterectomy; Surgical Anatomy, Nerve Injuries, and Wound-Related Complications; Medical and Hemodynamic Complications following Carotid Reconstruction; Hyperfusion Syndrome Following Carotid Endarterectomy; Recurrent Carotid Stenosis: Prevention, Risk Factors, and Treatment. POSTOPERATIVE CARE OF CAROTID PATIENTS: Decreasing Resource Utilization Following Carotid Surgery; Medical Treatment and Management of Stroke; Is There a Need for Follow-up Evaluation and Imaging of Carotid Surgical Patients? THE FUTURE OF CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY: Techniques of Endovascular Treatment: Angioplasty, and Stenting of Carotid Artery Stenosis; Outcome Analysis of Carotid Surgery; The Impact of Governmental and Other Payer Cost Controls on the Future of Carotid Surgery.

One of the most comprehensive texts to date on the subject of carotid surgery..extraordinary detail..covers every aspect of the procedure you could imagine..large and comprehensive..good reference for surgical libraries. --The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

"A thorough, high-quality textbook..comprehensive review..complete compendium of modern therapy for surgical diseases of the carotid artery..a valuable resouce for any practitioner or resident learning to treat cerebrovascular disease." --Journal of Neurosurgery

"This book [...] should be a valuable reference tool for vascluar surgeons, neurosurgeons, and individuals who are interested in carotid artery surgery." - Biological Abstracts / RRM

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