Cerebral revascularization

H. J. Streefkerk*, A. Van der Zwan, R. M. Verdaasdonk, H. J.Mansvelt Beck, C. A. Tulleken

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During the last 10 years, there has been a revival of interest in cerebral revascularization procedures. Not only have significant progressions in surgical techniques been published, the use of more advanced diagnostic methods has led to a widening of the indications for cerebral bypass surgery. The purpose of this review is to outline the current techniques for extracranial-to-intracranial (EC/IC) and intracranial-to-intracranial (IC/IC) bypass surgery, as well as to identify the current indications for revascularization procedures based on the available literature. The excimer laser-assisted non-occlusive anastomosis (ELANA) technique is described in more detail because we think that this technique almost completely eliminates the risk of cerebral ischemia due to the temporary vessel occlusion which is currently used in conventional anastomosis techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery
Number of pages81
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-7091-0641-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances and technical standards in neurosurgery
ISSN (Print)0095-4829


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