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Complications of intracranial bypass for vertebrobasilar insufficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2643687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors' initial experience with intracranial revascularization of vertebrobasilar insufficiency, reported previously, fortunately yielded reasonably good results with high patency rates but in some cases there were significant, albeit temporary, complications. Since that time, major brain-stem strokes have occurred in two patients following superficial temporal to superior cerebellar artery bypass procedures. This occurrence has caused the authors to reassess their experience with this procedure and review the published literature with regard to complications. This review and the results of the international bypass study on anterior circulation ischemia suggest that a very cautious and conservative approach should be taken prior to considering intracranial bypass to the superior cerebellar or posterior cerebral artery.
L N Hopkins; J L Budny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-02     Completed Date:  1989-03-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York, Buffalo.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Revascularization / adverse effects*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
Middle Aged
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / radiography,  surgery*

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