How to repair non-atheromatous carotid lesions
Bouayed, Mohamed Nadjib
Bouziane, Leila Ahlam
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Non-atheromatous surgical lesions are estimated to represent at most 10% of all carotid procedures, most of which involve atheromatous lesions. Isolated tortuosity of the carotid vessels is sometimes treated surgically. The pathologies most frequently studied are extra-cranial carotid aneurysms, dissections, and fibromuscular dysplasia. Behcet’s disease only rarely affects the carotid trunk, but in view of its prevalence in our country of Algeria a short section will be devoted to it. A series of 57 patients treated for non-atheromatous carotid lesions is presented article. These cases were treated using both endovascular and conventional surgical techniques. A review of the literature shows that endovascular treatment is now replacing conventional surgery for most indications except carotid paraganglioma.