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Fig. 5. An endoscopic picture of the opening of ICA after endarterectomy. A) A large floating flap of intima (black arrows). B) An endoscopic picture after removal of large scraps of intima. One can see thin hair-like residues of the inner layer (black arrows), 1 a lumen of ICA. C) A gaping opening of ICA and a distal end of a widening patch; there are no signs of residual stenosis. 1 a lumen of ICA, 2 a patch made of autovein.