Importance of the histologic structure of the superficial temporal artery for the function of extra- intracranial bypass

  • G. Kletter
  • R. Meyermann
  • W. Feigl
  • H. Sinzinger


Every neurosurgeon who has performed an extra- intracranial bypass has seen in the angiogram an enlargement of the superficial temporal artery (STA) (Figs. 1 and 2) on postoperative angiography. This dilation led us to examine the degenerative changes that appear in the STA.


Middle Cerebral Artery Degenerative Change Foam Cell Carotid Bifurcation Elastic Membrane 
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  • G. Kletter
  • R. Meyermann
  • W. Feigl
  • H. Sinzinger

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