Carotid endarterectomy using a "home-constructed'' shunt for patients intolerant to cross-clamping

Ugurlucan M., Filik M. E. , Caglar I. M. , Zencirci E. , Sayin O. A. , Aydiner O., et al.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.45, ss.284-289, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-014-0896-2
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.284-289


Purposes There is a small minority of patients with occlusive carotid artery disease, who are at high-risk for general anesthesia because of their intolerance to carotid flow blockage, even if only for seconds, without neurologic deficit. Even <30 s of temporary clamping of the carotid arteries to deploy a shunt may prove eventful in this patient group. We define safe carotid endarterectomy after the insertion of a novel shunt that we made from simple medical equipment in this patient population.