The History and Evolution of Internal Maxillary Artery Bypass
Internal maxillary artery (IMA) bypass has gained momentum in the last 5 years for the treatment of complex cerebrovascular disorders and skull base tumors. However, some issues regarding this treatment modality have been proposed. As one of the most experienced neurosurgical teams to perform internal maxillary artery bypass in the world (>100 clinical cases), we reviewed the literature in aspects of basic anatomy of maxillary artery with its variations to the lateral pterygoid muscle, initial anastomosis modalities, and subsequent exposure techniques in cadaver studies, preoperative arterial evaluation methods, optimal interposed graft selections, and surgical outcome in the management of complex aneurysms, skull base tumors, and steno-occlusive disorders.
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Wang, Long; Cai, Li; Lu, Shuaibin; Qian, Hai; Lawton, Michael T.; and Shi, Xiang'en, "The History and Evolution of Internal Maxillary Artery Bypass" (2018). Neurosurgery. 1276.