Background Eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) is an effective surgical technique for the treatment of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. However, a residual distal intimal flap may determine a higher rate of neurological complications. The treatment of DIF may be challenging, and no definitive approach has been described. We describe a simple surgical option for the treatment of DIF. Methods After internal ECEA has been performed, stitches are positioned at the side of intimal flap. Suture sequence is performed from internal- ...
29 Apr 2017
Annals of Vascular Surgery