Diagnostic cerebral angiography through a brachioradial artery approach: Case report

David Vergara-Garcia, Santiago Gomez-Paz, Timothy M. Robinson, Anna Luisa Kuhn, Ajit S. Puri, Christopher S. Ogilvy, Ajith J. Thomas

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Abstract

Background: The brachioradial artery is one of the most frequently encountered anatomical variations of the vasculature in the upper extremities. The presence of such may alter the success rate of neurovascular diagnostic procedures and therapeutic strategies. Case description: We present two adult patients with cerebral vascular lesions who underwent follow-up cerebral angiogram through a transradial approach. Both patients had brachioradial arteries through which a diagnostic angiogram was performed successfully. Conclusions: A brachioradial artery is an important variant to consider and recognize when performing neurovascular interventions. It is crucial to get familiarized with such vasculature to avoid a problematic or unsuccessful access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100686
JournalInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Brachioradial artery
  • Neuroendovascular interventions
  • Radial artery
  • Transradial approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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