Protective effect of the microcatheter placed at the normal vertebral artery in intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty for vertebral artery stenosis: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

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.

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