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Angioplasty of Vasospasm

  • Joseph M. Eskridge
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The morbidity and mortality from subarachnoid hemorrhage are extraordinarily high. In the first 3 months following a hemorrhage the mortality exceeds 50% (Allcock and Drake 1965; Graf and Nibbelink 1974). Among those who survive, fully two-thirds never regain the quality of life that they had prior to the hemorrhage (Mullan 1975; Ropper and Zervas 1984; Sah et al. 1969). Symptomatic vasospasm occurs in one-third of those who survive the initial hemorrhage (Allcock and Drake 1965; Mullan 1975). In 1984, Zubkov et al. first reported the successful treatment of vasospasm by transluminal angioplasty. Additional reports subsequently confirmed these initial encouraging results (Eskridge 1989; Newell et al. 1989; Higashida et al. 1989).

Keywords

Cerebral Artery Middle Cerebral Artery Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Intracranial Aneurysm Cerebral Vasospasm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Eskridge
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  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery RI-20University of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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