Transluminal stent-assisted angiplasty of the intracranial vertebrobasilar system for medically refractory, posterior circulation ischemia: early results.

@article{Levy2001TransluminalSA,
  title={Transluminal stent-assisted angiplasty of the intracranial vertebrobasilar system for medically refractory, posterior circulation ischemia: early results.},
  author={Elad I. Levy and Michael Bruce Horowitz and Christopher J Koebbe and Charles C Jungreis and Glen Lee Pride and Kathy Dutton and Phillip Douglas Purdy},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1215-21; discussion 1221-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Symptomatic vertebrobasilar artery stenosis portends a poor prognosis, even with medical therapy. Surgical intervention is associated with considerable morbidity, and percutaneous angioplasty alone has demonstrated mixed results, with significant complications. Recent advances in stent technology have allowed for a novel treatment of symptomatic, medically refractory, vertebrobasilar artery stenosis. We report on a series of patients with medically refractory, posterior circulation… CONTINUE READING

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