Neuropsychological changes after carotid endarterectomy

Elena Sinforiani, Ruggero Curci, Roberto Fancellu, Paolo Facchinetti, Tullio Mille, Giorgio Bono

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Carotid endarterectomy (CEA), performed to prevent stroke, could lead to changes in cognitive functions. Sixty-four patients with severe carotid stenosis undergoing CEA treatment were evaluated by means of a detailed neuropsychological assessment before (baseline), from one to two weeks (1st follow up) after and 3 months (2nd follow up) after surgical operation. A significant post-CEA improvement was found in verbal memory and attention (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalFunctional Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Neuropsychological evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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