A novel, self-expanding, nitinol stent in medically refractory intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses: the Wingspan study.

@article{Bose2007ANS,
  title={A novel, self-expanding, nitinol stent in medically refractory intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses: the Wingspan study.},
  author={Arani Bose and Marius Hartmann and H Henkes and Hon Man Liu and Michael Mu-Huo Teng and I Szikora and A Berlis and Jurgen Reul and Simon Chun Ho Yu and Michael Forsting and Matt W M Lui and Winston Shang-Rong Lim and Siu Po Sit},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1531-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and performance of the Wingspan stent system and Gateway percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter in the treatment of high-grade, intracranial atherosclerotic lesions in patients who had failed medical therapy. METHODS In this prospective, multicenter, single-arm study, medically refractory patients with a modified Rankin score < or =3 and recurrent symptoms attributable to angiographically demonstrated… CONTINUE READING

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