Microsurgical Treatment of Transient Cerebral Ischemia: Preliminary Results in 50 Patients

D. S. Samson, R. M. Hodosh, W. K. Clark

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Extracranial-intracranial arterial bypass is a microneurosurgical procedure recently introduced in the treatment of a variety of cerebrovascular ischemic states. Fifty patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) localized to the distribution of the internal carotid artery underwent this procedure during a 48-month period. All have been followed up for at least 14 months after surgery. There were no operative deaths, and notable postoperative morbidity has been experienced in less than 8% of cases. Seventy-six percent of patients have been asymptomatic since surgery, 14% have continued to experience TIAs, and 6% have had completed strokes (2% occurring in the operative hemisphere).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 26 1979

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