What are the possible complications of surgery for atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Complications of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) include the following:

  • Cardiac ischemia
  • Cranial nerve injury (CNI)
  • Hematoma with or without airway compromise
  • Hypertension and hypotension
  • Perioperative stroke
  • Recurrent stenosis

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