What is the prognosis of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Sep 29, 2021
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Cranial nerve injuries occur in 2-7% of patients. Recurrent laryngeal and hypoglossal nerve dysfunctions are the most common. Postoperative stroke occurs in 1-5% of patients. [1] The perioperative mortality is 0.5-1.8%. Recurrent stenosis develops in 1-20% of cases, and reoperation is necessary in 1-3% of cases.

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