Treatment of posterior circulation ischemia with extracranial percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stent placement.

@article{Malek1999TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of posterior circulation ischemia with extracranial percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stent placement.},
  author={Adel M. Malek and Randall Higashida and Constantine Chris Phatouros and Todd E. Lempert and Philip M. Meyers and Daryl R. Gress and C F Dowd and Van Halbach},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={2073-85}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Vertebrobasilar territory ischemia (VBI) leads to disabling neurological symptoms and poses a risk for stroke by an embolic or flow-related mechanism. We present our clinical experience in the endovascular treatment of patients with symptomatic VBI from severe atherosclerosis or dissection of the vertebral and subclavian arteries that was unresponsive to medical therapy. METHODS Twenty-one patients (9 female, 12 male) with a mean age of 65.7 years (range 47 to 81 years… CONTINUE READING

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