Restenosis after balloon angioplasty for cerebral vasospasm

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2009 Mar;32(2):337-40. doi: 10.1007/s00270-008-9419-0. Epub 2008 Sep 9.


Transluminal balloon dilatation for symptomatic vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage is effective, and clinical studies have shown that it achieves long-lasting dilatation of spastic cerebral arteries. Delayed arterial renarrowing has not been reported. Here we report the case of a 58-year-old woman who presented asymptomatic and permanent restenosis after angioplasty for cerebral vasospasm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Recurrence
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasospasm, Intracranial / diagnosis
  • Vasospasm, Intracranial / therapy*