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Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503489/spontaneous-absorption-of-cerebral-air-emboli
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Richard E Moon
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March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503488/treatment-of-cerebral-vasospasm-in-an-infant-using-a-modified-dotter-technique
#2
Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Eric C Peterson
An 8-month old female presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and was treated successfully with endovascular coil embolization of the ruptured aneurysm. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound performed four days later demonstrated middle cerebral artery (MCA) velocities greater than 350 cm/sec on the right and greater than 200 cm/sec on the left, despite medical management. The patient demonstrated no focal neurological deficits, though examination was limited by our patient's sedation and intubation. Angiography revealed severe vasospasm of the supraclinoid internal carotid and MCA territories, bilaterally...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503487/discrepancy-between-angiography-and-operative-findings-of-small-side-wall-aneurysms-in-atherosclerotic-parent-arteries
#3
Sook Young Sim
Preoperative evaluation of precise aneurysmal geometry is important for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. We present two cases of unclippable side wall aneurysms due to their extremely low dome height, which appeared as saccular in the preoperative image because of a comparatively narrow atherosclerotic parent arterial lumen. In both cases, a calcified vessel wall was noted preoperatively. Lack of a definitive neck and abrupt discrepancy between the fragile aneurysmal wall and the atherosclerotic parent arterial wall was confirmed intraoperatively in both cases...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503486/the-rupture-risk-of-aneurysm-in-the-anterior-communicating-artery-a-single-center-study
#4
Myeong Cheol Kim, Sung-Kyun Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of ruptured aneurysms at anterior communicating artery (A com) with an analysis of clinical and morphological data, which could further our understanding of the risks of ruptured A com aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An analysis of data with 86 ruptured and 44 unruptured A com aneurysms were analyzed using a digital subtraction angiography or 3-dimensional computed tomography angiography between January 2010 and December 2015 in a single center...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503485/surgical-approaches-for-symptomatic-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-of-the-thalamus-and-brainstem
#5
Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, R Webster Crowley, Kenneth C Liu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical resection of thalamic and brainstem cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) is associated with significant operative morbidity, but it may be outweighed, in some cases, by the neurological damage from recurrent hemorrhage in these eloquent areas. The goals of this retrospective cohort study are to describe the technical nuances of surgical approaches and determine the postoperative outcomes for CCMs of the thalamus and brainstem. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed an institutional database of patients harboring thalamic or brainstem CCMs, who underwent surgical resection from 2010 to 2014...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503484/prophylactic-dual-catheter-technique-to-prevent-side-branch-snowplowing-complications-during-angioplasty-and-stenting
#6
Leonard Ll Yeo, W M Wu, Y L Chen, C H Yeh, H F Wong
OBJECTIVE: Angioplasty and Stenting of intracranial atherosclerotic lesions have a higher complication rate and a large proportion of this is attributable to side branch arterial occlusion from forceful displacement of the atheroma into the ostia or snowplowing effect. This can result in severe disabilities when it result in small infarcts involving eloquent areas in the posterior circulation or the motor tracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a series of 6 cases utilizing a new dual catheter technique for maintaining the patency of at-risk vessels during angioplasty and stenting...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503483/importance-of-hematoma-removal-ratio-in-ruptured-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-surgery-with-intrasylvian-hematoma
#7
Dal-Sung Ryu, Yu Shik Shim
OBJECTIVE: Ruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm with intrasylvian hematoma usually accompanied by progressive cerebral swelling with poorer outcomes. The authors present characteristics and importance of intrasylvian hematoma removal in the aneurysm surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2012 February to 2014 March, 24 aneurysm surgeries for ruptured MCA aneurysms with intrasylvian hematoma were performed in the authors' clinic. The patients were classified according to three groups...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184353/spontaneous-regression-of-aneurysm-remnant-after-incomplete-surgical-clipping-in-a-patient-with-ruptured-cerebral-aneurysm
#8
Hyo Sub Jun, JunHyong Ahn, Joon Ho Song, In Bok Chang
Cases of spontaneous regression of cerebral aneurysm remnant after incomplete surgical clipping have been rarely reported. This paper reports the regression of an aneurysm remnant after incomplete surgical clipping during postsurgical follow-up. A 50-year-old male presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage because of rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm. An emergency clipping of the aneurysm was performed. A cerebral angiography, which was performed two weeks postoperatively, revealed an aneurysm remnant...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184352/spontaneous-aggressive-conversion-of-venous-drainage-pattern-in-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-treated-with-onyx-embolization
#9
Yeongu Chung, Seok Keun Choi, Sung Ho Lee, Eui Jong Kim
We report a case of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) that showed spontaneous conversion of venous drainage pattern from Borden type II to type III within a four month period of follow-up. Upon admission, the patient presented with aggravated neurologic status and newly developed seizure. After admission, endovascular embolization was performed through the middle meningeal artery with Onyx®. Complete obliteration of dural arteriovenous shunt was confirmed by angiography, and the patient's clinical symptoms improved...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184351/spontaneous-absorption-of-cerebral-air-embolus-developed-accidentally-during-an-intra-arterial-procedure
#10
Tae Ki Yang
Cerebral arterial air embolism (CAAE), although infrequent, is a complication that can occur at any time during an invasive medical procedure. We experienced two cases of CAAE during cerebral angiography accidentally. The author reports the two cases of CAAE wherein air emboli dissolved spontaneously and immediately under normal atmospheric pressure, not under therapeutic hyperbaric environment. One of the cases shows entire dissolution of the air embolus on the moving image. This report shows that arterial air embolus can be absorbed spontaneously, and air embolus size is one of the factors that influence air embolus dissolution besides hyperbaric oxygen condition...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184350/severe-cerebral-vasospasm-in-patients-with-hyperthyroidism
#11
Hyuk-Jin Oh, Seok-Mann Yoon, Jae-Sang Oh, Jai-Joon Shim, Hack-Gun Bae
Cerebral vasospasm associated with hyperthyroidism has not been reported to cause cerebral infarction. The case reported here is therefore the first of cerebral infarction co-existing with severe vasospasm and hyperthyroidism. A 30-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital in a stuporous state with right hemiparesis. At first, she complained of headache and dizziness. However, she had no neurological deficits or radiological abnormalities. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 months ago, but she had discontinued the antithyroid medication herself three days ago...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184349/serpentine-cavernous-aneurysm-presented-with-visual-symptoms-improved-by-endovascular-coil-trapping
#12
Myeong-Jin Oh, Dong-Seong Shin, Rady Se, Bum-Tae Kim
This report describes a case of a serpentine fusiform aneurysm of the internal carotid artery in a patient who presented with visual disturbances. The serpentine aneurysm was treated successfully by coil trapping and occlusion of the parent artery, accompanied by balloon dilation. Nine months post-operatively, the patient's visual acuity had improved considerably.
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184348/refractory-spontaneous-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-rare-presentation-of-an-intracranial-arteriovenous-fistula
#13
El Kim
The author has encountered a 67-year-old man with dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) presenting as a non-traumatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). This previously healthy patient was hospitalized due to progressive headache with subacute onset. He underwent burr-hole surgery twice for evacuating the left CSDH that was thickest at the posterior temporal area. The operative procedure and finding was not extraordinary, but subdural hematoma slowly progressed for days following the revision surgery. After investigation by super-selective external carotid angiography, a dural AVF found near the transverse-sigmoid sinus was diagnosed...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184347/intra-arterial-thrombolysis-for-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-after-the-coil-embolization-of-paraclinoid-aneurysm
#14
Minwook Yoo, Sung-Chul Jin, Hae Yu Kim, Byeong-Sam Choi
The most common complication of coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms is thrombo-embolic stroke; in rare cases, these strokes, can present with central retinal artery occlusion. At our institution, a 53-year-old woman underwent stent-assisted coiling of the aneurysm. The patient's vision was improved immediately after intra-arterial thrombolysis and had further improved 8 months later. This report describes our experience of a rare case of central retinal artery occlusion after coil embolization that was successfully treated by intra-arterial thrombolysis...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184346/the-interference-phenomenon-of-microcatheters-in-the-jailing-treatment-for-internal-carotid-artery-side-wall-aneurysms-with-an-open-cell-stent-system
#15
Minwook Yoo, Sung-Chul Jin, Seung-Hwan Kim, Byeong-Sam Choi, Hae Yu Kim, SungJun Lee, Sung Tae Kim, Hae Woong Jeong
OBJECTIVE: Excelsior XT-27 (Stryker Neurovascular, Fremont, CA, USA) or Rebar 27 (eV3 Covidien, Irvine, CA, USA) microcatheters have recently been used to overcome the limitations of the Renegade Hi-Flo microcatheter such as interference between two microcatheters (one for stent delivery and the other for cerebral aneurysm coiling) during the jailing technique. We evaluated differences and influential factors related to the interference phenomenon according to these two microcatheters group...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184345/y-configuration-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-for-wide-necked-intracranial-bifurcation-aneurysms
#16
Kwangho Lee, Hyun Park, Insung Park, Sukh Que Park, O-Ki Kwon, Jongwoo Han
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the efficiency and safety of Y configuration stent-assisted coiling with double-closed stents for wide-necked intracranial aneurysms located at arterial bifurcations thorough analysis of a multicenter case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was done on 10 patients who underwent endovascular treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms with Y-configuration stent-assisted coil embolization in three centers from August 2011 to March 2014...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847782/traumatic-pseudoaneurysm-related-to-calcified-nodules-of-cerebral-convexity-dura-mater-in-an-american-college-football-player
#17
Yoo Sung Jeon, Jong Gon Lee, Young Il Chun, Joon Cho, Woo Jin Choe
Repeated concussion is common among football players; however, these minor blunt head trauma rarely result in serious complications. We report a case of a young college football player who presented acute subdural hematoma, cerebral edema, and seizure due to pseudoaneurysm rupture. The pseudoaneurysm, located at the cortical branch of the middle cerebral artery, was speculated to be formed by dural calcification and adhesion with the underlying brain, possibly due to repeated concussions. Following successful excision of the pseudoaneurysm and control of brain swelling, the patient recovered without sequelae and was discharged after a short while...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847781/subdural-hematoma-without-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-the-rupture-of-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm
#18
Jinsol Han, Dong-Jun Lim, Sang-Dae Kim, Sung-Kon Ha, Seung-Hwan Lee, Se-Hoon Kim
Pure subdural hematomas caused by a ruptured intracranial aneurysm are extremely rare. We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman who presented with headache without evidence of head trauma. Magnetic resonance angiography and conventional cerebral angiography revealed a ruptured aneurysm at the right middle cerebral artery bifurcation. The patient underwent surgical treatment and had a good outcome without any neurological deficit. The mechanisms and clinical characteristics of this condition are discussed...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847780/recurrent-carotid-cavernous-fistula-originating-from-a-giant-cerebral-aneurysm-after-placement-of-a-covered-stent
#19
Jung Wook Baek, Sung Tae Kim, Young Seo Lee, Young-Gyun Jeong, Hae Woong Jeong, Jin Wook Baek, Jung Hwa Seo
We report the case of a recurrent carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) originating from a giant cerebral aneurysm (GCA) after placement of a covered stent. A 47-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of severe headache, and left-sided exophthalmos and ptosis. Cerebral angiography revealed a CCF caused by rupture of a GCA in the cavernous segment of the left internal carotid artery. Two covered stents were placed at the neck of the aneurysm. The neurological symptoms improved at first, but were aggravated in the 6 months following the treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847779/pure-subdural-hemorrhage-caused-by-internal-carotid-artery-dorsal-wall-aneurysm-rupture
#20
Young Woon Lee, Taek Min Nam, Jong Soo Kim, Seung Chyul Hong, Je Young Yeon
A 37-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with altered mentality. The patient was diagnosed an internal carotid artery (ICA) dorsal wall aneurysm leading to acute subdural hemorrhage (SDH) without occurring subarachnoid hemorrhage and/or internal parenchymal hemorrhage. An aneurysmal neck clipping and hematoma evacuation were performed at once. A pure SDH by ruptured aneurysm is unusual, but it is important to consider it if a SDH patient has no other medical history.
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
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