Prevention of Brain Stem Stroke by Microvascular Anastomosis

  • M. Horváth
  • J. Vajda
  • I. Nyáry
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)


The vertebro-basilar arterial diseases are due to congenital vascular malformations and secondary circulation disturbances, such as arteriosclerotic stenoses and occlusions, cervical spondyloses, trauma, and thromboembolic mechanisms. If the morphological alteration is in the extracranial part of the arteries, in the neck, or in the subclavian artery, perhaps in the aortic arch, direct operation is possible. In some cases of occlusions of the vertebral artery, if this occlusion or stenosis does not extend beyond the level of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), microarterial anastomosis between the occipital artery (OA) and the PICA could be indicated.


Vertebral Artery Mayo Clinic Proc Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Cervical Spondylosis Occipital Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Horváth
    • 1
  • J. Vajda
    • 1
  • I. Nyáry
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of NeurosurgeryBudapestHungary

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