Rahul Pathak1*, Imran Gafoor2, Vishal Kumar2 and Saket Jethani2
1Department of Interventional Neurology, Ramkrishna Care Hospital, India
2Department of Critical Care Medicine, Ramkrishna Care Hospital, India
Intracranial stenting and angioplasty has been used widely to treat atherosclerotic symptomatic vascular stenosis when conventional medical therapy fails to eliminate ischemic symptoms. We describe a case report of middle age diabetic male with endovascular stent deployment for the treatment of atherosclerotic vertebro-basilar artery stenosis with acute recurrent medullary ischemic stroke. Application of a Drug Eluting (DES) coronary stent without previous balloon dilatation resulted in vessel reopening and good clinical improvement. Emergency primary intracranial stent deployment can be technically feasible and improve the outcome in acute vertebro-basilar artery occlusion whenever indicated.
Intracranial stents; Basilar artery; Drug eluting stent (DES); Deep venous thrombosis (DVT); Dual antiplatelates (DAPT)
Pathak R, Gafoor I, Kumar V, Jethani S. Emergency Vertebro-Basilar Stenting in Recurrent Medial Medullary Ischemic Stroke. Ann Clin Immunol Microbiol. 2019;1(3):1012..