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May 1980

The Carotid-Carotid Bypass Graft

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver. Dr Kempczinski is now at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(5):669-671. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380050089022

• Occasional patients have multiple, branch artery occlusions of the aortic arch that preclude any of the standard extrathoracic bypass grafts. We recently treated such a patient with carotid-carotid bypass and found it to be remarkably simple and effective. This article describes the technical details of this procedure and suggests its future applications.

(Arch Surg 115:669-671, 1980)