WCTN: World Collaborative Textbook of Neurosurgery

Section II.1.1: Introduction

• Brief description of what the procedure of carotid endarterectomy entails
• History of carotid endarterectomy – brief section on first procedure as performed by DeBakey
• Brief section on evolution of endovascular procedures
• Outline main indications for carotid endarterectomy (stenosis causing TIA, stroke) with altherosclerosis being underlying mechanism

Section II.1.2: Anatomy

• Embryological description of origins of the carotid arteries
• Anatomical description of the carotid arteries

Section II.1.3: Carotid Disease

 
• Prevalence
• Sub-section on pathophysiological mechanism underlying atherosclerosis
• International trials
• Symptomatic trials
• Asymptomatic trials

Section II.1.4: Patient selection

• Asymptomatic patients
• Symptomatic patients
• Impact of race on procedure
• Effect of anaesthesia on procedure 

Section II.1.5: Treatment of carotid artery disease by endarterectomy

• Estimation of the severity of stenosis (Ultrasound vs CT angiogram vs MR angiogram for internal carotid artery stenosis
• What percentage of stenosis warrants intervention
• Timing of endarterectomy
• Principles of surgical management of carotid endarterectomy (pre-operative necessaities)
• Technique of carotid endarterectomy (traditional vs eversion endarterectomy)
• Use of anaesthesia (local vs general)
• Common difficulties encountered by surgeons during procedure
• Complications of carotid endarterectomy
• Management of post-operative complications
• Conclusion
• Carotid endarterectomy vs angioplasty
• Future of endarterectomy

Section II.1.6: References

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Chapter List

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-VOLUME I: NEUROLOGY\

-*VOLUME II: GENERAL NEUROSURGERY SPACE HAS BEEN CREATED\

-VOLUME III: STEREOTACTIC AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY yes\

-VOLUME IV: PAIN yes\

-VOLUME V: SURGERY FOR EPILEPSY SPACE HAS BEEN CREATED (but don't try to create pages, as we don't have any content to put into them yet)\

-VOLUME VI: ENDOVASCULAR NEUROSURGERY\

-VOLUME VII: NEUROLOGICAL ONCOLOGY yes\ .\ .\ -\ -\ _.\ .\ .\ .\ .\ .\ .\ .\ .\ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-VOLUME I: FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY

Chapter 9

-Chapter 10

-Chapter 11

-Chapter 12

-Chapter 13

-Chapter 14: Thalamic Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Stimulation for Essential Tremor

-VOLUME II: NEUROONCOLOGY

-Chapter 15: Histological Types of Tumors

-Chapter 16: Metastasis

-Chapter 17: Posterior Fossa Tumors

-Chapter 18: Meningiomas

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VOLUME III: GENERAL NEUROSURGERYChapter 32

-Chapter 33

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