Use of coronary Palmaz-Schatz stent in the percutaneous treatment of vertebral artery stenoses

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 Jul;38(3):312-5. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199607)38:3<312::AID-CCD22>3.0.CO;2-H.


A case of chronic vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to severe stenoses at the origins of both vertebral arteries was treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and coronary Palmaz-Schatz stents. Use of stents led to a better angiographic result than angioplasty alone. The patient is improved 8 mo later.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stents*
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / therapy*