Endovascular therapy of symptomatic intracranial stenosis in patients with impaired regional cerebral blood flow or failure of medical therapy.

@article{Puetz2008EndovascularTO,
  title={Endovascular therapy of symptomatic intracranial stenosis in patients with impaired regional cerebral blood flow or failure of medical therapy.},
  author={Volker Puetz and Georg Gahn and Ulf Becker and Dirk Mucha and Achim M{\"u}ller and Nicolas U Weir and Barbara Wiedemann and R{\"u}diger von Kummer},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={273-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Symptomatic intracranial stenoses have a high risk for a recurrent stroke if treated medically. Although angioplasty and stent placement are proposed treatment options, data on longer-term outcome are limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed all endovascular procedures on symptomatic intracranial stenosis at our institution from January 1998 to December 2005. We retrospectively assigned patients to group A (symptoms despite antithrombotic therapy) or group B (impaired… CONTINUE READING

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