Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1679–1685 DOI 10.1007/s00701-017-3128-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE - VASCULAR Signal reduction of donor artery on MRI after superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery anastomosis: a retrospective analysis 1,2 1 1 Satoshi Koizumi & Toshikazu Kimura & Tomohiro Inoue Received: 1 January 2017 /Accepted: 16 February 2017 /Published online: 9 March 2017 Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Abstract the dura and systemic atherosclerosis are related to postoper- Object Microsurgical anastomosis from the superficial tem- ative vessel remodeling. poral artery (STA) to the middle cerebral artery (MCA) is a . . treatment option for appropriately selected patients with cra- Keywords Anastomosis Complication Middle cerebral . . nial atherosclerotic steno-occlusive disease (CASD). artery Superficial temporal artery Follow-up However, the long-term efficacy and patency of the donor artery remain unclear. We reviewed the signal intensity of the donor artery on magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) Introduction after STA-MCA anastomosis in patients with CASD and clar- ified the incidence of and risk factors for reduction in postop- Cranial atherosclerotic steno-occlusive disease (CASD) is one erative signal of STA. of the most common vascular abnormalities in patients with Methods From April 2007 to March 2015, 155 STA-MCA ischemic stroke . TheprognosisofCASDisworse than that anastomosis operations for
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Published: Mar 9, 2017
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