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Carotid Surgery in Northern Tasmania - A retrospective review


Subramaniam, P and Stary, D and Scott, A, Carotid Surgery in Northern Tasmania - A retrospective review, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 65, (7) pp. 480-484. ISSN 0004-8682 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.1995.tb01790.x


A retrospective survey of 138 carotid endarterectomies performed in Northern Tasmania over a 6 year period was conducted to identify risk factors for postoperative neurological complications. A total of 80% of patients were operated on for transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) referable to stenosis of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery (ICA). A total of 77% of patients who were operated on had angiographic evidence of severe (over 80%) stenosis of the affected ICA. A combined postoperative permanent neurological deticit and mortality rate of 5.8% was achieved. Severe stenosis of the contralateral internal carotid artery and pre‐operative symptomatic instability were associated with the development of postoperative neurological complications. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Subramaniam, P ( Subramaniam)
ID Code:6025
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Surgery
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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