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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 949585, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/949585
Clinical Study

Endovascular Recanalization for Chronic Symptomatic Intracranial Vertebral Artery Total Occlusion

1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 79 QingChun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, China
2Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 6 Tiantan Xili, Beijing 100050, China
3Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
4Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Received 12 January 2014; Accepted 29 May 2014; Published 3 September 2014

Academic Editor: Steve Ramcharitar

Copyright © 2014 Ziqi Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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