Convulsions have not been emphasized as a possible complication of carotid endarterectomy. We describe here three patients in whom seizures with a focal component developed postoperatively. We suspect that the convulsions were secondary to a cerebral embolus arising from the operative site. An unstable preoperative neurological status is not a prerequisite for this complication.
(JAMA 244:1827-1828, 1980)
Wilkinson JT, Adams HP, Wright CB. Convulsions After Carotid Endarterectomy. JAMA. 1980;244(16):1827–1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310160043025
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