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The myth of the Brooks method of embolization: a brief history of the endovascular treatment of carotid-cavernous sinus fistula.
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PMID:  21994279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective To correct the historical notion that permeates throughout the neurointerventional surgical literature that Dr Barney Brooks was the founder of the specialty. Material and methods Both articles written by Dr B Brooks and all pertinent literature dealing with neurointerventional treatment of the carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (CCSF) were reviewed. Results The notion that Dr B Brooks was the first to use the embolization method to treat the CCSF was based on misinterpretation of his papers published in 1930 and on 'second generation' references used by subsequent authors. Conclusion Dr B Brooks never described embolization of the CCSF by a 'free' piece of muscle introduced into the internal carotid artery (ICA).
J J Vitek; M J Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurointerventional surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1759-8486     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurointerv Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517079     Medline TA:  J Neurointerv Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York, New York, USA.
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