Surgical Treatment of Carotid Occlusive Disease

(Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japanj

Ichiro Morita Hiroshi Inada Hisao Masaki
Taiji Murakami Atsushi Tabuchi Yoshiaki Fukuhiro
Atsuhisa Ishida Daiki Kikugawa Kouichi Endo
Takashi Fujiwara
Twenty-two patients who underwent vascular reconstruction for carotid occlusive disease by April 1998 were examined in terms of long-term results. The cause of disease was atherosclerosis in 16, and aortitis in 6. The operation method included CEA in 11 and bypass in 5 cases in the atherosclerosis cases, and CEA in 2 and bypass in 6 cases in aortitis. Cases of occlusive disease included 1 early occlusion (atherosclerosis) and 4 late occlusion (atherosclerosis 2, aortitis 2). The cause of early occlusion was considered to be due to technical factors, but late occlusion was thought to be related to progression of disease, anastomotic intimal thickening, and recurrence of inflammation. It is important to enforce strict operative indications, accurate intraoperative monitoring, and perioperative drug control.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 149-155 (2000)