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Anterior cerebral artery angioplasty for intracranial atherosclerosis.

Authors
  • Janjua, Nazli1
  • Divani, Afshin A
  • Qureshi, Adnan I
  • 1 Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. , (Jersey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
16–18
Identifiers
PMID: 22518210
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Angioplasty of the intracranial vasculature has been well described for the middle cerebral artery and carotid terminus, primarily in the setting of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Endovascular therapy for anterior cerebral artery stenosis has not heretofore been described. We report the case of A1 segment angioplasty in a 77 year old man with presumed intracranial atherosclerosis. The proximal anterior cerebral artery serves the anterior caudate and lenticular nuclei; blockade produces motor symptoms. The anterior cerebral artery is smaller than the middle, making angioplasty more difficult. Anatomical variants are common.

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