Intraarterial papaverine as an adjunct to transluminal angioplasty for vasospasm induced by subarachnoid hemorrhage

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1993 Mar-Apr;14(2):346-7.


Basilar artery vasospasm refractory to medical therapy was confirmed by clinical deterioration and angiography in a 47-year-old man; successful passage of a nondetachable balloon system and angioplasty were facilitated by intraarterial papaverine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnostic imaging
  • Angioplasty, Balloon*
  • Basilar Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Arterial
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Papaverine / administration & dosage*
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Vasoconstriction / drug effects*


  • Papaverine