Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for acute thrombotic occlusion of the cervical internal carotid artery using a perfusion balloon catheter.


SUMMARY We performed emergency percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with a perfusion balloon catheter (PBC) for PTCA and, at the same time, thrombolytic therapy was administered by urokinase (UK) perfusion in five cases of severe cervical internal carotid artery stenosis in which sudden cerebral hemisphere ischemia occurred due to acute thrombotic… (More)


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