Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenoses

Chapter

Abstract

Intracranial atherosclerosis is the most important cause of stroke worldwide. A thorough knowledge of this disease is necessary to establish the best treatment strategy for each individual patient.

This chapter briefly outlines epidemiological data and the natural history of intracranial atherosclerotic disease. Methods to establish the diagnosis are highlighted, and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The main focus is medical and endovascular treatment of patients with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis. Because endovascular treatment is a potentially harmful procedure and incorrect management might increase the risk, patient selection for endovascular treatment, procedural management, and follow-up are comprehensively discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and NeuroradiologyKlinikum PassauPassauGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyKlinikum StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Department of NeuroradiologyKlinikum StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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