Table 1

Characteristics of patients treated with vertebral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or stenting, and immediate angiographic result

PatientSexAge (years)Presenting symptomCT/MRI findingsAngiographic findings pretreatmentPTA (stent) result
F, female; ICA, internal carotid artery; LV, left vertebral; M, male; PCA, posterior cerebral artery; PICA, posterior inferior cerebellar artery; R, right; RV, right vertebral; SCA, subclavian artery; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.
1M71Posterior circulation TIABilateral cerebellar infarctsLV: 80% stenosis0% stenosis
2F67Posterior circulation TIANormalLV: 70% stenosis0% stenosis
3M54Anterior circulation strokeLeft parietal infarctLV: 80%stenosis53% stenosis
4F63Posterior circulation strokeLeft PICA infarctRV: 50% stenosis32% stenosis
5F61Posterior circulation strokeNormalLV: 80% stenosis0% stenosis (stent)
6M41Posterior circulation strokeRight medullary infarct, left PCA infarctRV: 80% stenosis10% stenosis (stent)
7M39Posterior circulation strokeRight PICA artery infarctLV:70% stenosis20% stenosis (stent)
8F44Posterior circulation strokeBilateral PCA infarctsLV:80% stenosis40% stenosis (stent)
9M59Posterior circulation strokeRight pontine infarctRV: 90% stenosis10% stenosis (stent)
10M66Posterior circulation TIALeft pontine, bilateral cerebellar and occipital infarctsRV:70% stenosis0%stenosis (stent)
11M62Posterior circulation TIAsOld right hemispheric infarctLV: 70% stenosis0% stenosis (stent)
12M48Posterior circulation TIAsNormalLV: 80% stenosis0% stenosis (stent)
R mid SCA: 90% stenosis50% (PTA only)
13M67Posterior circulation strokeRight occipital infarctRV: 90% stenosis20% stenosis (stent)
14F45Posterior circulation TIAsNormalLV 90% stenosis20% stenosis (stent)