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The author directs his discussion to all physicians and surgeons concerned with the diagnosis and immediate management of stroke. The description of results, primarily of carotid endarterectomy, is based on his experiences in collaboration with neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, internists, and radiologists. Details of other large series and experiences are contained in a selected bibliography of 106 articles.
An historical review mentions the first observations of Savory (1856) and Hunt (1914) on extracranial occlusive disease and describes surgical developments from the first successful operation by Carrea and associates (1951) to the present. After a discussion of the pathophysiology of occlusive
Surgery for Cerebrovascular Insufficiency (Stroke).. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:240–241. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-240_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):240-241.
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