External carotid endarterectomy for amaurosis fugax in the presence of internal carotid artery occlusion

Philip J. Walker, James May*, John P. Harris, Geoffrey H. White, John Hallinan

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    Abstract

    Two patients with occlusion of the internal carotid artery who were experiencing repeated episodes of transient monocular blindness in the ipsilateral eye were successfully treated with external carotid endarterectomy. The mechanisms for the production of symptoms in the presence of an internal carotid occlusion are discussed, including the anatomical pathways for embolization through collaterals between the internal and external carotid arteries. The indications, technique and results of external carotid endarterectomy are reviewed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-52
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
    Volume64
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • amaurosis fugax
    • external carotid endarterectomy
    • internal carotid artery occlusion.

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