Erratum: Postoperative Neurological Deficit after Carotid Endarterectomy: A Mid-Term Outcome Analysis
2017-07-25T13:36:55Z (GMT) by
<i>Background:</i> To evaluate the neurological outcome of postoperative neurological deficit (PND) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). <i>Methods:</i> A total of 3.7% (n = 48) out of 1,290 consecutive patients developed PND and were assessed neurologically after a mid-term follow-up. <i>Results:</i> After a 4-year follow-up, these patients were neurologically reevaluated. Clinical assessment revealed that 48% (n = 13) of the patients had a Rankin scale score of 0 or 1, 56% (n = 14) had a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 0 or 1, and 68.5% (n = 17) reached the maximum score on the Barthel index. <i>Conclusions:</i> The neurofunctional prognosis of PND is good. Four years after CEA, almost half of the patients had normal or near-normal neuroclinical findings.