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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1983;12(4): 657-665.
STA-MCA Anastomosis: 9 Cases.
Myung Soo Ahn, Gi Won Sung, Chang Rak Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Since 1967 the STA-MCA anastomosis has been popular procedure in neurosurgical operation. The meurosurgical teams at St. Paul's Hospital, Catholic Medical College, recently operated on 8 patients employing 9 times of this technique. The patients were diagnosed as four patients with complete stroke, one with traumatic middle cerebral stenosis, two with moyamoya disease, and one with huge aneurysm at intracavernous portion of ICA. The results were very encouraging of the 8 patients, 7 had favorably improved clinically, and proved by follow-up cerebral angiographies, CT Scanning, EEG or MEP recordings. The remaining one patient had intracerebral and intracerebellar hematoma, two months later after discharge, thus the result was poor. The authors would like to share with you their experiences employing the STA-MCA anastomosis technique, indications the results and the prognosis.
Key Words: STA-MCA anastomosis; Indications; Surgical technique
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