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Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Basilar Artery Steno

Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely.
Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease.

In brief: Basilar Artery Steno

Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely.
Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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In brief: Why ?

If basilar artery is not occluded why is the reason to stent it, .

In brief: Why ?

If basilar artery is not occluded why is the reason to stent it, .
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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