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Preoperative evaluation of the vertebral arteries and posterior portion of the circle of Willis for cervical spine surgery using 3-dimensional computed tomography angiography.

Authors
  • Sano, Atsuki
  • Hirano, Toru
  • Watanabe, Kei
  • Izumi, Tomohiro
  • Endo, Naoto
  • Ito, Takui
  • Inagawa, Shoichi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2013
Volume
38
Issue
15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318296e542
PMID: 23609201
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The VAs and PPCW vary considerably. Preoperative 3D-CTA provides important information for preventing tragic vascular complications caused by iatrogenic VA injury. Taking the risk of radiation into consideration, we recommend this method for patients at the highest risk for iatrogenic VA injury.

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