Venous phase timing during balloon test occlusion as a criterion for permanent internal carotid artery sacrifice.

@article{Abud2005VenousPT,
  title={Venous phase timing during balloon test occlusion as a criterion for permanent internal carotid artery sacrifice.},
  author={Daniel Giansante Abud and L Spelle and Michel Piotin and C Mounayer and Jos{\'e} Ricardo Vanzin and Jacques Moret},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={2602-9}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of angiography-based balloon test occlusion (BTO) criteria to decide whether to perform internal carotid artery (ICA) permanent occlusion. METHODS From March 1999 to August 2004, 60 patients underwent therapeutic ICA occlusion. Angiographic BTO was performed systematically in all patients… CONTINUE READING