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October 1975

A T-Shaped Carotid Shunt

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(10):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360160087016

A T-shaped intraluminal shunt has been utilized during carotid endarterectomy. It is convenient, allows confirmation of shunt patency and flow, and permits monitoring of systemic and internal carotid "stump" pressure without puncturing the arteries.