Wingspan stents for the treatment of symptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis in small intracranial vessels: safety and efficacy evaluation.

@article{Zhang2012WingspanSF,
  title={Wingspan stents for the treatment of symptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis in small intracranial vessels: safety and efficacy evaluation.},
  author={Lin Zhang and Qiang Huang and Yong-zhen Zhang and J Liu and B Hong and Y Xu and William Zhao},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={343-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Until now, endovascular treatment of symptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis in small intracranial arteries (≤2.5 mm) was limited. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the treatment by using Wingspan stents in arteries of this caliber. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 2007 to July 2010, 53 symptomatic intracranial stenoses with narrowing of at least 50% in 53 patients were treated by using Wingspan stents. Clinical manifestations and imaging features were recorded… CONTINUE READING