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Intraoperative digital subtraction angiography in neurovascular disorders

R. Boet, D. D. Royston
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 1, No 3 | a1603 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v1i3.1603 | © 2018 R. Boet, D. D. Royston | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 August 2018 | Published: 30 September 1996

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R. Boet, Department of Neurosurgery, Wentworth Hospital, South Africa
D. D. Royston, Department of Radiology, Wentworth Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

Intraoperative digital subtraction angiography is useful for assessing the results of complex neurovascular procedures. Fifty-five patients with AVMs, aneurysms (Berry and bacterial), carotid-cavernous fistulae, spontaneous intracranial haemorrhages and penetrating head injuries had intraoperative angiograms. Sixteen of these patients had findings on the angiogram which altered the surgical procedure. There were no angiographic complications. We found intraoperative digital subtraction angiography a valuable adjunct to several neurovascular procedures.

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