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The surgical exposure of penetrating injuries to the carotid artery at the skull base.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3108774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Injuries of the internal carotid artery at the skull base present complex technical problems for the surgeon. Exposure is difficult, distal control of the vessel for shunting or repair is frequently impossible, and thus ligation of the ICA is often necessary as definitive treatment. Three cases involving penetrating injury to the carotid artery at the skull base are presented. The issue of primary repair vs. ligation for carotid injuries is briefly addressed, and the various methods of surgical exposure of the distal extracranial ICA are reviewed.
M M Goldsmith; D S Postma; F D Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-26     Completed Date:  1987-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Injuries*
Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery
Cerebral Revascularization
Mandible / surgery
Wounds, Gunshot / surgery*
Wounds, Stab / surgery*

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