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Tandem Bypass: Occipital Artery to Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Side-to-Side Anastomosis and Occipital Artery to Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery End-to-Side Anastomosis-a Case Report.

Ausman, James I. M.D., Ph.D.; Pearce, Jeffrey E. M.D.; Vacca, Dante F. M.D.; Diaz, Fernando G. M.D., Ph.D.; Shrontz, Carl E. M.D.; Patel, Suresh M.D.

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: A unique example of posterior fossa revascularization is presented. A tandem bypass was performed by anastomosing the midoccipital artery to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery in a side-to-side fashion followed by an anastomosis of the distal occipital artery to the anterior inferior cerebellar artery in an end-to-side fashion. The operation was designed to revascularize two separate vascular territories that were isolated in a patient thought to have an extremely compromised posterior circulation. The patient is doing well and is asymptomatic 3 years postoperatively.

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