Complicated stent supported cerebrovascular angioplasty: Case analyses and review of literature

Robert A. Koenigsberg, Anjalee Dave, Daniel McCormick, Jeffrey Weiss, Randall T. Higashida, Scott H. Faro, Lisa M. Grandinetti, Fong Y. Tsai

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BACKGROUNDHemodynamic lesions of the cervicocerebral vasculature are currently being treated with stent supported percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. These procedures have met with increasing success when compared to the risks and morbidity of more invasive surgical approaches. The versatility of stent-supported angioplasty as a primary therapeutic modality is examined in the following complex cases.CASE DESCRIPTIONWe present four cases involving cervical angioplasty with emergent or adjunctive stent placement. Two cases involved the subclavian arteries, whereas the others involved the vertebral and internal carotid arteries. In our experience, complications of cervicocerebral artery angioplasty have been successfully managed by stent placement.CONCLUSIONOur cases demonstrate the emerging role of cervical angioplasty and stent implantation as a successful therapeutic modality, highlighted in these complex cases. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-474
Number of pages10
JournalSurgical neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2000


  • Angioplasty
  • Arteries
  • Carotid
  • Stent
  • Subclavian
  • Vertebral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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