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Non-invasive assessment of extracranial–intracranial bypass grafts using advanced ultrasound technology
  1. D Birchall1,
  2. P English1,
  3. L Tacconi2
  1. 1Department of Neuroradiology and Regional Neurosciences Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Regional Neurosciences Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr D Birchall, Department of Neuroradiology, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE4 6BE, UK;


There have been significant developments in ultrasound technology in the last few years which have resulted in an increase in the clinical value of this technique. An illustrative case is presented of how ultrasound technology has been used in the intraoperative and postoperative period to evaluate graft patency and function in patients undergoing extracranial–intracranial bypass graft surgery.

  • extracranial
  • intracranial bypass; graft; ultrasound

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  • Competing interests: none declared.