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Neurological Surgery Clinical Services
Brain Revascularization


Giant Mid-Basilar Aneurysm

The purpose of cerebral revascularization is to bring more blood to areas of brain ischemia. Ischemia is a condition where the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a part of the body is restricted. The types of revascularization are "therapeutic revascularization" for emergent cases, and "preventive revascularization" which are elective cases.

Indications for revascularization are:

  • Cerebral ischemia, chronic and intractable
  • Cerebral ischemia, progressive
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Inoperable (surgical-endovascular) aneurysms
  • Skull base tumors

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3-D CT Angiograph

Surgeons/ Provider Faculty:

Harborview's UW Medicine team of surgeons and endovascular specialists has been at the forefront of advances in endovascular and surgical treatments.

Case Studies:

The following case studies summarize sample case reports to help patients and families understand how our team of world-class doctors treat aneurysms using brain revascularization.

CT angiograph of aneurysm

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