Strengths of carotid endarterectomy were understated

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1575a (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1575
  1. P R Taylor,
  2. Y P Panayiotopoulos,
  3. R A Edmondson,
  4. A J P Sandison
  1. Consultant vascular surgeon Lecturer Senior registrar Registrar Department of Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT

    EDITOR,--We take issue with some of the statements that Wendy Taylor and Georges Rodesch make about carotid endarterectomy in their article on interventional neuroradiology.1 They state that one of the advantages of carotid angioplasty over surgical removal of the plaque is that general anaesthesia is unnecessary. Most carotid endarterectomies are performed under …

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