Wingspan stenting of symptomatic middle cerebral artery stenosis and perioperative evaluation using high-resolution 3 Tesla MRI

J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jun;19(6):912-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.08.027. Epub 2012 Feb 15.


High-resolution MRI (HR MRI) was employed to study intracranial arterial walls in a patient who underwent angioplasty and stenting for middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis using the Wingspan stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA). HR MRI clearly depicted the wall structure of the MCA. As a complementary method, HR MRI may improve intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis diagnosis and therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction / methods
  • Constriction, Pathologic / complications
  • Constriction, Pathologic / surgery
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / complications
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / pathology*
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*