Transluminal angioplasty for basilar artery stenosis

Mayo Clin Proc. 1980 Nov;55(11):673-80.


This report describes for the first time the successful use of transluminal balloon-catheter dilation (angioplasty) for high-grade basilar artery atherosclerotic stenotic lesions in two patients with frequent, severe, progressing symptoms that were unresponsive to anticoagulant therapy. Excellent angiographic and short-term clinical results have been obtained. These results and the relative frequency of these lesions justify further evaluation of this approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy*
  • Basilar Artery*
  • Catheterization / methods*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Dilatation / instrumentation
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged