Giuseppe Esposito, Giuseppe Maria Della Pepa, Giovanni Sabatino, Simona Gaudino, Alfredo Puca, Giulio Maira, Enrico Marchese, Alessio Albanese
Abstract: We report on a symptomatic case in which the whole intracranial blood supply was provided by a single vertebral artery as both internal carotid arteries were occluded and the contralateral vertebral artery was severely hypoplasic. The patient was treated by a flow-augmentation extracranial-intracranial bypass. Preoperative perfusion studies were essential in tailoring surgical strategy. Keypoints of the paper are contralateral perfusion changes after unilateral bypass surgery. The patient experience…
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