Cinefluorographic Studies of the Extracranial Cerebral Circulation
Selective retrograde femoral catheterization with cinefluorographic visualization of the major extracranial cerebral vessels has been carried out in 35 patients with cerebrovascular insufficiency. Examples of partial and complete arterial occlusion have been illustrated. Selective retrograde catheterization avoids the hazards associated with the percutaneous injection of the arteries supplying the brain. Cinefluorography has demonstrated alterations in flow associated with occlusive disease and physiologic maneuvers. Although the combination of selective catheterization and cinefluorographic visualization of the extracranial cerebral circulation has certain limitations, it has proved to be a valuable diagnostic tool.
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