Innovative technical developments over the pas two decades have resulted in the development of a variety of useful interventional procedures for minimally invasive treatment of a variety of head and neck lesions. We have had eperience with four different types of nonembolization interventional neuroradiologic procedures at Henry Ford Hospital from 1981 through 1985. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of six external carotid artery stenoses has been performed in five patients. Five were succesful, and the artery became occluded in one patient. Intacarotid BCNU infusion was performed in one patient with recurrent astrocytoma. Intraarterial streptokinase infusion was performed in one patient with acute thrombosis of an ectatic basilar artery. A traumatic carotid cavernous fistula was successfully closed by detachable silicone balloon technique.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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