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Crit Care Clin. 1999 Oct;15(4):789-809.

Endovascular therapy of traumatic injuries of the extracranial cerebral arteries.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.


The field of neuroendovascular therapy is rapidly growing. New technology and operators' expertise are developing at a pace that will make this discipline progressively more available and successful. For patients who have traumatic injuries of the extracranial arteries, endovascular therapy offers a new dimension to the treatment of these injuries and the prevention of stroke. Because many of these patients are likely to be critically ill, it is important to keep in mind the principles of their management before, during, and after the procedure, thus assuring the best chance for a successful outcome. Furthermore, some of the issues related to their neurointensive care will serve as guides for the need for endovascular therapy, as well as its timing.

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