Protective effect of the microcatheter placed at the normal vertebral artery in intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty for vertebral artery stenosis: A case report
A carefully designed intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty (SAA) is presented here that may prevent subsequent branch artery occlusion.Patient concerns:
A 72-year-old man with a 3-month history of progressive and intermittent vertigo without any obvious trigger, accompanied by nausea.Diagnoses:
Intracranial atherosclerotic disease.Interventions:
the patient underwent intracranial SAA in accordance with the procedure described here.Outcomes:
The patient's paroxysmal vertigo completely subsided, with no complications during the short-term follow-up.Lessons:
This novel intracranial SAA procedure is safe and may reduce the risk of subsequent artery occlusion.