Changing From Conventional to Eversion Endarterectomy in Carotid Artery Disease-A Safe Transition Process in the Short and Long Term

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Objectives: To evaluate the transition process from conventional carotid endarterectomy (cCEA) to eversion carotid endarterectomy (eCEA). Methods: Patients operated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA; 164 patients, 171 CEA) in 2002-2003 were retrospectively included. Results: In 2002, cCEA was applied in 64 (80%) and eCEA in 16 (20%) patients. There was an inversion on the preponderant surgical technique in 2003 (cCEA in 34 patients [37%] and eCEA in 57 patients [63%]). Perioperative stroke or death occurred in 3 patients (3.8%) in 2002 and 5 (5.5%) in 2003 (P-.78). Perioperative myocardial infarction occurred in 2 patients (2.5%) in 2002 and 2 in 2003 (2.2%, P = 1.00). Median follow-up was 83 (79-86) and 70 (67-74) months for the 2002 and 2003 cohorts, respectively, and there were no differences in survival or ipsilateral stroke between the groups. Conclusions: The transition from cCEA to eCEA is possible without significant changes in morbidity and mortality perioperatively and during follow-up.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • technique, eversion, carotid endarterectomy, conventional, transition
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-544
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Experimental Cardiovascular Research Unit (013242110), Emergency medicine/Medicine/Surgery (013240200)