Intracranial stenting presents an option for the treatment of symptomatic intracranial stenosis refractory to medical treatment. Intracranial stenosis accounts for up to 10 % of ischemic strokes and represents a very morbid disease, with an expected 1-year stroke or death rate in excess of 12 % and as high as 23 %, despite medical treatment with appropriate antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication. Surgical treatment with extracranial-to-intracranial bypass, although technically successful in restoring blood flow to a diseased vessel, has not been shown to effectively reduce ischemic events. Endovascular treatment with intraluminal revascularization has been shown to be an effective alternate technique for such lesions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Endovascular Interventions|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Case-Based Approach|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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