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About 3% of patients will suffer neurological complications as a result of the procedure. Hemorrhage of the wound bed is potentially life-threatening, as swelling of the neck due to hematoma could compress the trachea. Rarely, the hypoglossal nerve can be damaged during surgery. This is likely to result in fasiculations developing on the tongue and paralysis of the affected side: on sticking it out, the patients tongue will deviate toward the affected side.

Carotid Endarterectomy
This is an operation to remove blocked arteries in the neck which could lead to a stroke. This article from an American Vascular Surgeon outlines the best candidates for surgery and how the procedure is carried out.

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