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Excimer laser-assisted nonocclusive anastomosis. An emerging technology for use in the creation of intracranial-intracranial and extracranial-intracranial cerebral bypass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18275301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Excimer laser-assisted nonocclusive anastomosis (ELANA) has been developed over the past 14 years for assistance in the creation of intracranial bypasses. The ELANA technique allows the creation of intracranial-intracranial and extracranial-intracranial bypasses without the need for temporary occlusion of the recipient artery, avoiding the inherent risk associated with occlusion time. In this review the authors discuss the technique and its indications, while reviewing the clinical results of the procedure. The technique itself is explained using cartoon drawings and intraoperative photographs. Advantages and disadvantages of the technique are also discussed.
David J Langer; Albert Van Der Zwan; Peter Vajkoczy; Leena Kivipelto; Tristan P Van Doormaal; Cornelis A F Tulleken
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-15     Completed Date:  2008-04-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York 10128, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Angioplasty, Laser*
Cerebral Revascularization / instrumentation,  methods*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / surgery*
Lasers, Excimer*
Comment In:
Neurosurg Focus. 2008;24(2):E6a; discussion E6a   [PMID:  18275302 ]

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