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Ochsner J. 2003 Winter;5(1):31-5.

Extracranial-intracranial bypass in cerebral ischemia.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.

Abstract

While the utility of extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass versus medical therapy for typical stroke indications was cast in doubt in the mid-1980s, EC-IC bypass has continued to be useful for maintaining cerebral circulation in specific cases. A case report demonstrates the utility of EC-IC bypass using PET and SPECT scanning technologies to assess cerebral hemodynamics. While further studies will better define the patient population, there is a subset of stroke patients that benefit from cerebral revascularization.

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