Stent placement for atherosclerotic stenosis of the vertebral artery ostium: angiographic and clinical outcomes in 117 consecutive patients.

@article{Hatano2011StentPF,
  title={Stent placement for atherosclerotic stenosis of the vertebral artery ostium: angiographic and clinical outcomes in 117 consecutive patients.},
  author={Taketo Hatano and Tetsuya Tsukahara and Akinori Miyakoshi and Daisuke Arai and Susumu Yamaguchi and Mamoru Murakami},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={108-16; discussion 116}
}
BACKGROUND Although it is thought to be a safe treatment option, the main concerns related to treating vertebral artery ostium (VAO) stenosis with stents have been the rate of restenosis and the uncertain long-term results. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the angiographic and clinical results of stent placement for atherosclerotic stenosis of the VAO. METHODS One hundred seventeen consecutive patients with atherosclerotic VAO stenosis were treated with stent placement over a period of 12 years. All… CONTINUE READING

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