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Neurosurgery. 2000 Jun;46(6):1335-42; discussion 1342-3.

The use of stents in the management of neurovascular disease: a review of historical and present status.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15213-2582, USA.


In the mid-1960s, radiologists began experimenting with stents for use in the peripheral vasculature in the hope of treating vascular insufficiency resulting from vessel stenosis in a nonsurgical manner. The 1990s saw stents move into the neurovascular arena for the management of a variety of disease processes, including arterial and venous sinus stenosis, arterial dissection, arterial aneurysms, and arteriovenous fistulae. This article reviews the current status of stenting in regard to the management of neurovascular maladies.

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