In special cases where the brain is starved for blood flow, revascularization procedures can be performed to improve blood flow to the brain. The most common type of cerebrovascular bypass, called STA-MCA bypass (Superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass), a scalp vessel is carefully sewn to a recipient blood vessel on the brain to “bypass” the area of narrowing and allow improved blood flow to the brain. Bypass techniques are also sometimes used in the treatment of complex brain aneurysms.
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