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Endovascular treatment of extracranial vertebral artery stenosis.
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PMID:  23024840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting for the treatment of extracranial vertebral artery (VA) stenosis seems a safe, effective and useful technique for resolving symptoms and improving blood flow to the posterior circulation, with a low complication rate and good long-term results. In patients with severe tortuosity of the vessel, stent placement is a real challenge. The new coronary balloon-expandable stents may be preferred. A large variability of restenosis rates has been reported. Drug-eluting stents may be the solution. After a comprehensive review of the literature, it can be concluded that percutaneous angioplasty and stenting of extracranial VA stenosis is technically feasible, but there is insufficient evidence from randomized trials to demonstrate that endovascular management is superior to best medical management.
Authors:
Burak Kocak; Bora Korkmazer; Civan Islak; Naci Kocer; Osman Kizilkilic
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-400     Citation Subset:  -    
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