Current endovascular treatment options for intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis.

Ricardo J. Komotar, J. Mocco, David A. Wilson, E. Sander Connolly, Sean D. Lavine, Philip M. Meyers

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Abstract

A substantial number of strokes are caused by intracranial atherosclerosis, a disease that traditionally has been treated medically. Recent technological advancements, however, have revolutionized the treatment of this condition by enabling the use of endovascular methods. In this paper the authors focus on the internal carotid artery, and review relevant studies concerning angioplasty with stent placement for the management of intracranial atherosclerosis in this vessel. With continued experience and a multidisciplinary approach in the evaluation of these patients, favorable outcomes may be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e5
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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