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Imaging Plays Important Role After EC-IC Bypass Surgery


Objective: To evaluate imaging findings and complications seen in patients after extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery. Design: Retrospective literature review. Methods: Direct revascularization can be performed by anastomosis of external artery branches to internal carotid artery branches or using interposed vein grafts. Direct EC-IC bypass is most commonly performed with the superficial temporal artery (STA) and the middle cerebral artery (MCA) branches. The STA can be more...
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