Int J Med Sci 2015; 12(10):780-789. doi:10.7150/ijms.12604 This issue
1. Department of Neurosurgery, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130021, P.R. China
2. Department of Orthopedics, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130021, P.R. China
* Kan Xu and Tiecheng Yu contributed equally to the work.
The intracranial venous sinus is an important component of vascular disease. Many diseases involve the venous sinus and are accompanied by venous sinus stenosis (VSS), which leads to increased venous pressure and high intracranial pressure. Recent research has focused on stenting as a treatment for VSS related to these diseases. However, a systematic understanding of venous sinus stenting (VS-Stenting) is lacking. Herein, the literature on idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), venous pulsatile tinnitus, sinus thrombosis, high draining venous pressure in dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and tumor-caused VSS was reviewed and analyzed to summarize experiences with VS-Stenting as a treatment. The literature review showed that satisfactory therapeutic effects can be achieved through stent angioplasty. Thus, the present study suggests that selective stent release in the venous sinus can effectively treat these diseases and provide new possibilities for treating intracranial vascular disease.
Keywords: venous sinus, stenting, treatment