Intracranial internal carotid artery angioplasty: technique with clinical and radiographic results and follow-up

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Mar;172(3):703-7. doi: 10.2214/ajr.172.3.10063864.


Objective: Our objective is to describe the use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in eight patients with symptomatic high-grade atherosclerotic intracranial internal carotid artery stenoses. We describe our technique for performing the procedure and clinical and radiographic follow-up for an average of 53 months to determine the long-term results.

Conclusion: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was shown to be an efficacious treatment for symptomatic intracranial internal carotid artery atherosclerotic disease in our group of patients.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / methods*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome