Keywords: Hyperperfusion syndrome; percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; transcranial doppler.
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary We report 2 cases with haemorrhagic complications following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for carotid stenosis. Computed tomography (CT) scanning of these cases demonstrated diffuse subarachnoid haemorrhage in 1 case, and intracerebral haemorrhage in the other case on the next day after PTA. In the latter case, we measured cerebral blood flow velocity and mean transit time with transcranial doppler (TCD) and dynamic CT scan, which demonstrated remarkable increases in the blood flow velocity and peak height, respectively. From these results, postoperative hyperperfusion was suggested to have caused haemorrhagic complications.
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