Microvascular bypass for cerebral ischemia—an overview, 1966–1976

  • N. Chater
  • P. Weinstein
  • R. Spetzler


It is now a decade since Yasargil performed the first superficial-temporal-artery—middle-cerebral-artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis on an experimental animal. This procedure was performed in a dog in the laboratory of R.M.P. Donaghy.(46,47,49) Krayenbuhl had recommended to Yasargil that he spend a year in Donaghy’s laboratory to study microvascular techniques in an attempt to devise a treatment for MCA embolic occlusions. This recommendation was precipitated by the occasional occurrence of embolic strokes following open heart surgery. (22,48)


Cerebral Ischemia Transient Ischemic Attack Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion Neurological Surgeon Transient Ischemic Attack 
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