Haverikommission granskade karotiskirurgins komplikationer. Hälften kunde förklaras med misstag eller tveksamma indikationer

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As carotid endarterectomy is a prophylactic procedure, it would seem particularly important to analyze complications with an aim to avoiding them. All carotid endarterectomies in Sweden are registered, and all serious complications (death and permanent neurological deficit) are analyzed in detail, classified and discussed within the profession. During the period 1994-1996 the frequency was 4.3 percent (technical causes in 17 percent, contraindications in 8 percent and dubious indications in 21 percent, but correct indication and surgery in 54 percent). Thus, even when conditions are optimal there is a certain price to pay for the prevention of ischemic stroke.


  • D Bergqvist
  • M von Arbin
  • M L Hellenius
  • Stig Holtås
  • T Jogestrand
  • M Lindqvist
  • Bo Norrving
  • T Troeng
  • N G Wahlgren
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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Neurology
Translated title of the contributionCommission of inquiry scrutinized complications of carotid surgery. Half of the complications could be explicable by errors or dubious indications
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)1673-1676
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Publication categoryResearch