A Neuro-plastics Approach for Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass: Video and Technical Considerations
3 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
An extracranial-to-intracranial bypass is performed to achieve cerebral revascularisation. The main indications for EC-IC bypass are: flow augmentation such as in Moyamoya disease or in other select instances of cerebrovascular occlusive disease, and flow replacement such as when an intracranial artery is sacrificed in the management of complex cerebrovascular pathology or skull base tumours 1-3.The most common of EC-IC bypass procedures involves anastomosing a branch of the superficial temporal artery to a branch of the middle cerebral artery via a craniotomy to bypass the internal...
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