We believe that temporary and permanent endovascular balloon occlusions are safe and effective procedures for the assessment and treatment of conditions for which parent vessel sacrifice is contemplated. In selected patients, BTO can predict the outcome of parent vessel sacrifice with a high degree of accuracy. This avoids the potential morbidities of a universal revascularization strategy (ie, the risks of revascularization when it may not be required) or ischemic stroke after parent vessel sacrifice when inadequate collaterals exist. In addition, in experienced hands, permanent occlusion of intracranial arteries using endovascular techniques can be done with a high degree of safety . Endovascular occlusion may permit vessel sacrifice closer to the lesion than is typically possible with open surgical techniques.
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- Clinical Neurology