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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140523/sequential-coiling-assisted-deployment-of-flow-diverter-for-treatment-of-fusiform-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms
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Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Philip G R Schmalz, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms remain challenging lesions to treat. These aneurysms have historically required bypass procedures or clip remodeling constructs for cure. Recently, endovascular specialists have reported experience with flow diversion for complex fusiform aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system, with mixed results. Vascular anatomy for anterior circulation fusiform aneurysms may make these lesions more amenable to flow diversion and embolization procedures; however, published experience with these techniques is lacking...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131823/prevalence-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysms-in-patients-with-an-intracranial-aneurysm
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V E C Pourier, C J H C M van Laarhoven, M D I Vergouwen, G J E Rinkel, Gert J de Borst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aneurysms in various arterial beds have common risk- and genetic factors. Data on the correlation of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAA) with aneurysms in other vascular territories are lacking. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of ECAA in patients with an intracranial aneurysm (IA). METHODS: We used prospectively collected databases of consecutive patients registered at the University Medical Center Utrecht with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) or aneurysmal Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118799/optional-endovascular-therapy-of-dissecting-posterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysm
#3
Mohamed Wael Osman, Krzysztof Kadziolka, Laurent Peirot
BACKGROUND: Posterior cerebral artery aneurysms are uncommon, with an occurrence rate of less than 1% of intracranial aneurysms. They have various shapes, including saccular and fusiform. Dissecting aneurysms may occur in distal posterior cerebral artery and they may affect the whole artery. Endovascular therapy is considered as a safe method of treatment and there are different techniques for endovascular therapy. SUMMARY: Posterior cerebral artery aneurysms are uncommon...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105602/a-new-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-device-lvis-blue-laboratory-comparison-between-old-and-new-lvis
#4
Joonho Chung, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Jessica Nelson, Kiffon Keigher, Demetrius K Lopes
Objectives The Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) device is a flexible intracranial stent. The first generation of this system had significant challenges in consistently providing good wall apposition and aneurysm neck coverage. A new modified LVIS, LVIS Blue (Blue), has been developed to address these issues. The purpose of this study is to report a laboratory comparison of wall apposition and aneurysm neck coverage between the original LVIS and Blue. Methods In bench-top experiments, we noted the visual appearance of the devices and evaluated changes in stent cell angles, neck coverage surface area (%), and stent cell crossing profile for microcatheters using a fusiform aneurysm model...
November 5, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097416/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-multiple-stenting-in-vertebral-artery-fusiform-aneurysms-a-patient-specific-computational-fluid-dynamics-study
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N Lv, W Cao, I Larrabide, C Karmonik, D Zhu, J Liu, Q Huang, Y Fang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The multiple stent placement technique has largely improved the long-term outcomes of intracranial fusiform aneurysms, but the hemodynamic mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we analyzed the hemodynamic changes caused by different stent-placement strategies in patient-specific models using the computational fluid dynamics technique, aiming to provide evidence for clinical decision-making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten vertebral artery fusiform aneurysms were included, and their patient-specific computational fluid dynamics models were reconstructed...
November 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080036/the-size-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a%C3%A2-10-year-series-from-a%C3%A2-single-center
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Muhammad AlMatter, P Bhogal, M Aguilar Pérez, S Schob, V Hellstern, H Bäzner, O Ganslandt, H Henkes
PURPOSE: There is a controversy concerning the risk of rupture of small intracranial aneurysms. We sought to determine the size and morphological features of ruptured intracranial aneurysms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hospital files and images from all patients referred during one decade (2007-2016) to a specialized neurovascular center were retrospectively reviewed. Neck diameter, fundus depth and width as well as neck width based on catheter angiography were measured...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059792/in-reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-imaging-classification-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-intracranial-fusiform-and-dissecting-aneurysms
#7
Yisen Zhang, Jian Liu, Xinjian Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059791/imaging-classification-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-intracranial-fusiform-and-dissecting-aneurysms
#8
Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Juha E Jääskeläinen, Mika Niemelä
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034044/bronchial-artery-aneurysm-treated-using-aortic-stent-graft-alone-a-case-report
#9
Takashi Matsumoto, Takayuki Uchida, Tomoyuki Ono, Kazuto Hirayama, Fumio Fukumura, Hiromi Ando, Jiro Tanaka
A 72-year-old woman with a history of malignant lymphoma was referred to our hospital for the treatment of a bronchial artery aneurysm. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a round, 30 mm-diameter fusiform aneurysm with two tortuous inflow arteries. We deployed thoracic stent grafting to cover the orifice of the two inflow arteries without transcatheter bronchial arterial embolization. Postoperative CT scan revealed complete thrombosis of the aneurysm. Although further follow-up is mandatory, this may be considered a viable treatment option in cases wherein the bronchial artery aneurysm is anatomically difficult to treat...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030496/ruptured-aneurysm-of-the-artery-of-adamkiewicz-is-conservative-management-the-standard-of-treatment-in-the-current-era
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Pedro Aguilar-Salinas, Jussie Lima, Leonardo B C Brasiliense, Ricardo A Hanel, Eric Sauvageau
Spinal aneurysms are rare lesions, and their natural history is not well known. In particular, aneurysms arising from the artery of Adamkiewicz (AA) are an extremely rare phenomenon, and given the lack of solid evidence its management remains unclear. We present the case of a 54-year-old woman with spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage. A spinal angiogram demonstrated a fusiform aneurysm arising from the AA. Based on the location, the absence of evident collateral circulation to the anterior spinal artery, and the available literature supporting spontaneous thrombosis, we opted for conservative management...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018651/a-case-of-vertebral-artery-fusiform-aneurysm-treated-by-flow-alteration-successful-prediction-of-therapeutic-effects-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
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Yoichi Miura, Fujimaro Ishida, Yusuke Kamei, Masanori Tsuji, Masato Shiba, Hiroshi Tanemura, Yasuyuki Umeda, Shinichi Shimosaka, Hidenori Suzuki
The treatment of intracranial complicated aneurysms remains challenging. In patients with complicated aneurysms that are neither clippable nor coilable, flow alteration treatment (FAT) with a combined procedure of proximal/distal occlusion or trapping of an aneurysm with bypass surgery has been reported. However, it is difficult to predict whatever FAT can achieve aneurysmal obliteration without ischemic complications. A 69-year-old female was incidentally diagnosed with a left vertebral artery (VA) fusiform aneurysm distal to the left posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA)...
October 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992729/vessel-wall-mri-revealing-inflammation-on-brain-aneurysm-associated-to-chronic-mucocutaneous-candidiasis
#12
Arthur José Maia Lopes, Jose Guilherme Caldas, Fausto Ferraz, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo
Some authors have reported the association between CMC and brain aneurysms. In this paper it is reported a fusiform brain aneurysm associated to CMC and the vessel wall MRI findings.
October 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987841/severe-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-due-to-a-fusiform-lateral-anterior-a1-artery-perforator-aneurysm-with-spontaneous-resolution
#13
Gökce Hatipoglu Majernik, Elvis J Hermann, Christian Hartmann, Peter Raab, Joachim K Krauss
Perforating arteries are thin and long vessels which originate from the main cerebral arteries. Subarachnoidal hemorrhage from a perforator aneurysm is rare. Here, we report on a 70-year-old woman who presented with severe subarachnoid hemorrhage from a fusiform lateral anterior (A1) artery perforator aneurysm. Unexpectedly, digital subtraction angiography was non-diagnostic. MR imaging, however, demonstrated occlusion of the aneurysm secondary to thrombosis. Surgery was performed to remove the associated hematoma, and histopathological examination verified intraaneurysmal thrombosis...
October 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986225/pediatric-intracranial-aneurysms-considerations-and-recommendations-for-follow-up-imaging
#14
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Michael George Zaki Ghali, Visish M Srinivasan, Jacob Cherian, Louis Kim, Adnan Siddiqui, M Ali Aziz-Sultan, Michael Froehler, Ajay Wakhloo, Eric Savageau, Ansaar Rai, Stephen R Chen, Jeremiah Johnson, Sandi K Lam, Peter Kan
BACKGROUND: Pediatric intracranial aneurysms (IAs) are rare. Compared to adult IAs, they are more commonly giant, fusiform, or dissecting. Their treatment often proves more complex and recurrence rate and de novo aneurysmogenesis incidence is higher. A consensus regarding the most appropriate algorithm for following pediatric IAs is lacking. METHODS: We thus sought to generate recommendations based on the reported experience in the literature with pediatric IAs, through a thorough review of the Pubmed database, discussion with experienced neurointerventionalists, and our own experience...
October 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966818/intraoperative-monitoring-for-spinal-radiculomedullary-artery-aneurysm-occlusion-treatment-what-when-and-how-long
#15
Federico Landriel, Matteo Baccanelli, Santiago Hem, Eduardo Vecchi, Mariana Bendersky, Claudio Yampolsky
BACKGROUND: Spinal radiculomedullary artery aneurysms are extremely rare. Treatment should be tailored to clinical presentation, distal aneurysm flow, and lesion anatomical features. When a surgical occlusion is planned, it is necessary to evaluate whether intraoperative monitoring (IOM) should be considered as an indispensable tool to prevent potential spinal cord ischemia. METHODS: We present a patient with symptoms and signs of spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from the rupture of a T4 anterior radiculomedullary aneurysm who underwent open surgical treatment under motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945879/morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-posterior-circulation-aneurysms-treated-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-international-retrospective-study-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device
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Demetrius K Lopes, Dong-Kyu Jang, Saruhan Cekirge, David Fiorella, Ricardo A Hanel, David F Kallmes, Elad I Levy, Pedro Lylyk
BACKGROUND: The safety of PipelineTM Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic Inc, Dublin, Ireland) in posterior circulation aneurysms is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To study complications associated with the treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms by conducting a subgroup analysis from the International Retrospective Study of PED registry. METHODS: Data from 91 consecutive patients with 95 posterior circulation aneurysms at 17 centers between July 2008 to February 2013 were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945061/a-comparative-study-of-cfd-of-canine-model-of-common-carotid-fusiform-aneurysm-and-vertebrobasilar-fusiform-aneurysm-in-human-patients
#17
Shewei Guo, Peng Jiang, Jian Liu, Xinjian Yang, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li, Zhongxue Wu
BACKGROUND: Intracranial fusiform aneurysm (IFA) is a relatively uncommon subgroup of aneurysms. There are few reports that focus on the hemodynamics of IFA. In this study, we compared the hemodynamics of the canine model of common carotid fusiform aneurysm and vertebrobasilar fusiform aneurysms in human patients. METHODS: Five male mongrel dogs were randomly chosen, and there unilateral common carotid artery (CCA) and external jugular vein were surgically exposed individually...
September 22, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939539/falxuplication-a-novel-method-for-wrap-clipping-a-fusiform-aneurysm-a-technical-note
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Martin M Mortazavi, Tania Hassanzadeh, Kianoush Khalili, Sajid S Suriya, M Asif Taqi, Salman A Fard, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been used for wrap-clipping a ruptured, fusiform intracranial aneurysm. However, there is no available literature on use of the falx cerebri for wrap-clipping. OBJECTIVE: We present a review of the literature with an illustrative case, with a ruptured fusiform pericallosal artery aneurysm firmly attached to the lower edge of the falx cerebri and not amenable to endovascular intervention. METHODS: While the firm attachment between the inferior falx and the fusiform aneurysm was maintained, a section of the lower thinner part of the falx cerebri firmly attached to the aneurysm was dissected and wrapped around the fusiform aneurysm, stabilized with a fenestrated clip...
September 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922886/intracranial-bypass-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms-indications-technical-aspects-and-clinical-outcomes
#19
David J Bonda, Mohamad Labib, Jeffrey M Katz, Rafael A Ortiz, David Chalif, Avi Setton, David J Langer, Amir R Dehdashti
BACKGROUND: For some posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms, there is no constructive endovascular or direct surgical clipping option. Intracranial bypass is an alternative to a deconstructive technique. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, surgical techniques, and outcome of PICA aneurysms treated with bypass and obliteration of the diseased segment. METHODS: Retrospective review of PICA aneurysms treated via intracranial bypass was performed...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922877/use-of-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-coated-vascular-plug-for-focal-intracranial-parent-vessel-sacrifice-for-fusiform-aneurysm-treatment
#20
Andrew P Carlson, Mohammad Abbas, Patricia Hall, Christopher Taylor
BACKGROUND: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms are challenging due to the circumferential nature of the disease. Endovascular parent vessel sacrifice with coils may be a treatment option, but typically requires a long vessel segment to induce complete cessation of flow. OBJECTIVE:   We evaluate early clinical experience with the intracranial use of the microvascular plug (MVP; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) device and to compare to previous coil-only techniques for vertebral artery sacrifice for fusiform vertebral aneurysm...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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