Microsurgical Vascular Anastomosis for Traumatic Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion

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A unique case is reported in which extracranial to intracranial arterial anastomosis was used to treat persisting traumatic middle cerebral artery occlusion. The rationale and indications for use of cerebral revascularization are discussed. Trauma surgeons are encouraged to consider extracranial to intracranial anastomosis in patients with cerebrovascular occlusion inappropriate for operations in the neck.

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