Multidisciplinary Treatment of Posterior Circulation Ischemia


Compromise of Blood Flow to the Brain Leads to Cerebral Ischemia, Which If Left Untreated May Even Result in Cerebral Infarction. This Has Been the Main Cause of Major Morbidity and Mortality over the Years in the US and Around the World. Cerebral Ischemia to the Posterior Fossa is More Critical and Difficult to Treat. This is Primarily Due to Complex Anatomy and Physiology of the Posterior Fossa Cerebal Circulation. There Has Been Multiple Modalities Tested over the Years to Treat Posterior Fossa Ischemia Which Have Definitely Contributed in the Outcome in Patients with This Complex Problem. Improving the Blood Flow in the Areas of Brain at Risk in Properly Selected Patients Could Prevent Impending Cerebral Ischemia and Infarction. Today, There Are Mainly Three Types of Treatment Offered to Patients with Posterior Cerebral Ischemia. These Are (A) Medical, (B) Endovascular and (C) Surgical. the Recent Advances in Technology, the Diagnosis and Mode of Therapy, Has Definitely Improved the Outcomes of Cerebral Ischemia. We Discuss the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Posterior Circulation Ischemia. Various Pre-Operative and Operative Techniques Involved in Treating Patients with Posterior Cerebral Ischemia Are Discussed.



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Angiography; Bypass; Cerebral revascularization; Endovascular angioplasty; Posterior fossa ischemia

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01 Jan 2004

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