extracranial-intracranial bypass

ex·tra··cra·ni·al-in·tra·cra·ni·al by·pass

a vascular shunt created by the anastomosis of an extracranial vessel to an intracranial vessel; usually, the superficial temporal artery to a cortical branch of the middle cerebral artery.
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