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Occipital artery to extracranial vertebral artery anastomosis for bilateral vertebral artery stenosis at the origin: A case report

Occipital artery to extracranial vertebral artery anastomosis for bilateral vertebral artery stenosis at the origin: A case report

Surgical Neurology International 9: 82

Revascularization of posterior circulation is essential in patients with severe bilateral vertebral artery (VA) stenosis despite administering maximal medical treatment, due to the high mortality of posterior circulation stroke. We present a 69-year-old man with bilateral severe VA stenosis at the origins, treated with occipital artery (OA)-distal VA anastomosis. Endovascular treatment and other surgical treatments, such as bypass grafting, are effective, but OA-VA anastomosis is a safe and effective procedure for revascularization of the posterior circulation.

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