Elective stenting for symptomatic middle cerebral artery stenosis presenting as transient ischaemic deficits or stroke attacks: short term arteriographical and clinical outcome.

@article{Kim2004ElectiveSF,
  title={Elective stenting for symptomatic middle cerebral artery stenosis presenting as transient ischaemic deficits or stroke attacks: short term arteriographical and clinical outcome.},
  author={Jin Kyeoung Kim and Jung Yong Ahn and Byung Hee Lee and Young Seob Chung and Sang Sup Chung and Ok Joon Kim and Woo Chul Kim and Jin Yang Joo},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={
          847-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although stent assisted angioplasty is an effective treatment for coronary and peripheral arterial disease, its efficacy in intracranial arteriosclerotic disease has not been verified. OBJECTIVES To assess the radiographic and clinical outcome of stent assisted angioplasty for symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis. METHODS We attempted stent assisted angioplasty in 14 patients with symptomatic high grade stenosis (>60%) on the proximal portion of the MCA, who had… CONTINUE READING

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