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Percutaneous balloon angioplasty for acute occlusion of intracranial arteries

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BACKGROUND: The benefits of intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke are still limited. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of double-lumen balloon catheter-based reperfusion therapy with or without intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute occlusion of intracranial arteries. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with acute occlusion of intracranial arteries were enrolled. A Gateway balloon catheter was used to disrupt clots or dilate atheromatous plaques in every patient. The technic...

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Journal:
Neurosurgery
Volume:
67
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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ISSN:
0148-396X
URN:
uuid:28f5ce6b-c9d8-4f91-90f0-427340bee3ae
Source identifiers:
311761
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pubs:311761

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