Review of experience with 50 consecutive cases of superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery anastomosis for treatment of cerebrovascular occlusive disease

  • N. L. Chater
  • S. J. Peerless
  • P. R. Weinstein


The probable incidence of stroke in the United States is slightly less than 2 per 1000 population, but this rises sharply with advancing age. In Middlesex County, Connecticut, the adjusted incidence was 1.7 per 1000.(6) The President’s Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke pointed out that stroke was the third leading cause of death, and in 1964 there were 2 million people alive who had suffered a stroke. (20) Statistics from the National Cooperative Study also substantiate the fact that the onset of a stroke occurs very frequently in the so-called “productive years,” ie, below age 65.(7) Stroke is therefore the primary neurologic disease problem existing in North America at present.


Superficial Temporal Artery Joint Study Artery Anastomosis Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease Middlesex County 
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  • N. L. Chater
  • S. J. Peerless
  • P. R. Weinstein

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