Which anatomic issues are unfavorable for CEA to treat 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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Anatomic issues that would be unfavorable for CEA include the following:

  • Lesions that extend above C2
  • Prior irradiation of the neck
  • Prior neck operation

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