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Basilar aneurysm coil

Burak Kurşun, Levent Uğur, Gökhan Keskin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hemodynamic analyzes are used in the clinical investigation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, the effect of bypass geometry on intracranial aneurysm hemodynamics was investigated numerically. Pressure, wall shear stress (WSS) and velocity distribution causing the aneurysm to grow and rupture were investigated and the best conditions were tried to be determined in case of bypassing between basilar (BA) and left/right posterior arteries (LPCA/RPCA) for different values of parameters...
May 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Adam A Dmytriw, Nimer Adeeb, Ashish Kumar, Christoph J Griessenauer, Kevin Phan, Christopher S Ogilvy, Paul M Foreman, Hussain Shallwani, Nicola Limbucci, Salvatore Mangiafico, Caterina Michelozzi, Timo Krings, Vitor Mendes Pereira, Charles C Matouk, Yuchen Zhang, Mark R Harrigan, Hakeem J Shakir, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Leonardo Renieri, Christophe Cognard, Ajith J Thomas, Thomas R Marotta
BACKGROUND: Flow diversion for basilar apex aneurysms has rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To assess flow diversion for basilar apex aneurysms in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively maintained databases at 8 academic institutions was performed from 2009 to 2016 to identify patients with basilar apex aneurysms treated with flow diversion. Clinical and radiographic data were analyzed. RESULTS: Sixteen consecutive patients (median age 54...
February 26, 2018: Neurosurgery
Pius Kim, Suk Jung Jang
OBJECTIVE: Surgical clipping of the cerebral aenurysm is considered as a standard therapy with endovascular coil embolization. The surgical clipping is known to be superior to the endovascular coil embolization in terms of recurrent rate. However, a recurrent aneurysm which is initially treated by surgical clipping is difficult to handle. The purpose of this study was to research the management of the recurrent cerebral aneurysm after a surgical clipping and how to overcome them. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2015, medical records and radiologic findings of 14 patients with recurrent aneurysm after surgical clipping were reviewed retrospectively...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Jason M Davies, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
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March 5, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Burak Ozdemir, Cory M Kelly, Michael R Levitt, Louis J Kim
Giant, partially-thrombosed basilar artery (BA) aneurysms are extraordinarily difficult to treat. Due to the high risk of rupture exclusion of these aneurysms from the circulation is imperative. In certain instances, direct clipping is unsuitable, and high-flow bypass and proximal parent vessel clip occlusion is required. We report a case of a recurrent partially-thrombosed giant BA apex aneurysm treated with endovascular stent-coiling through a previous radial artery bypass graft. Following the initial bypass and aneurysm trapping six years prior, the patient was neurologically stable until three months prior to admission when he developed new diplopia and left third nerve palsy...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Benjamin Gory, Raphaël Blanc, Francis Turjman, Jérôme Berge, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Barrel vascular reconstruction device (Barrel VRD) is a novel stent with design features that allow endovascular coiling of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms while preserving adjacent branches, without necessitating dual stent implantation. This study aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of the Barrel VRD at 12-month follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Barrel VRD trial is a prospective, multicenter, observational post-marketing registry evaluating the use of the Barrel VRD for treatment of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Matthew J Koch, Christopher J Stapleton, Scott B Raymond, Susan Williams, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, James David Rabinov, Aman B Patel
INTRODUCTION: The LVIS Blue is an FDA-approved stent with 28% metallic coverage that is indicated for use in conjunction with coil embolization for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Given a porosity similar to approved flow diverters and higher than currently available intracranial stents, we sought to evaluate the effectiveness of this device for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We performed an observational single-center study to evaluate initial occlusion and occlusion at 6-month follow-up for patients treated with the LVIS Blue in conjunction with coil embolization at our institution using the modified Raymond-Roy classification (mRRC), where mRRC 1 indicates complete embolization, mRRC 2 persistent opacification of the aneurysm neck, mRRC 3a filling of the aneurysm dome within coil interstices, and mRRC 3b filling of the aneurysm dome...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Akihiro Inoue, Masahiko Tagawa, Shirabe Matsumoto, Masahiro Nishikawa, Kosuke Kusakabe, Hideaki Watanabe, Takeharu Kunieda
Small and broad-necked aneurysms are generally very difficult to treat using endovascular therapy. The arrival of the low-profile stent (e.g., Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support; LVIS) has enabled reconstructive treatment for these aneurysms. In addition, the bulging technique using LVIS is an effective and attractive technique for performing stent-assisted coiling to preserve parent arteries and achieve neck coverage. We report here a patient with a small and wide-necked ruptured basilar artery (BA) top aneurysm, in whom successful treatment was achieved by stent-assisted coiling with LVIS Jr...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
Young Jin Kim, Jae Hoon Sung, Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee
Currently, endovascular coiling is a popular treatment for basilar tip aneurysms, which usually involve a wide neck. Serious complications can occur when the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) originating from a wide neck is not properly preserved. Accordingly, various adjunctive procedures using stents or a balloon have been introduced. Herein we report two cases of basilar tip aneurysms in which retrograde horizontal (from one PCA to the other PCA) stent-assisted coiling was successful, and we provide a summary of the important technical points...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Yeon-Soo Choo, Chang-Young Lee
Kissing aneurysms associated with a proximal basilar artery fenestration are an exceedingly rare and unique therapeutic challenge due to anatomical complexity. This report describes double-barrel stent-assisted technique with dual closed-cell stents for the successful endovascular coiling of kissing aneurysms from a proximal basilar artery fenestration.
June 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Motohiro Nomura, Kentaro Mori, Akira Tamase, Tomoya Kamide, Syunsuke Seki, Yu Iida, Kazutaka Shirokane, Eiichi Baba, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Shima
Background In cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysm rupture, the administration of an anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent involves the risk of rebleeding from the aneurysm. There is a possibility of inducing thromboembolic events during the endovascular embolization of ruptured cerebral aneurysms. Patients and methods From April 2006 to March 2017, we treated a total of 70 patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms with an endovascular technique. Among them, five patients (7.1%) showed intra-arterial thrombus formation...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
Xianli Lv, Yupeng Zhang, Weijian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Although the Woven EndoBridge (WEB, Sequent Medical, Aliso Viejo, California, USA) is a highly innovative technique for the endovascular treatment of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms, there are no studies available comparing this technique to surgical results are other endovascular results of stent assisted coiling or balloon assisted coiling for wide necked aneurysms. OBJECTIVE: This study was to assess complications, complete occlusion rate and morbidity and mortality of WEB in WNBA treatment...
October 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Shuhei Kawabata, Hirotoshi Imamura, Keita Suzuki, Shoichi Tani, Hidemitsu Adachi, Nobuyuki Sakai
A middle-aged patient with an internal carotid-posterior communicating artery aneurysm and basilar artery tip aneurysm was treated by stent-assisted coiling. One ischemic infarction and two transient ischemic attacks occurred with the same symptoms (inability to walk unassisted and tendency to fall to the left) during the first 2 years post-treatment. The ischemic infarction was found in the right side of the pons, consistent with the vascular territory of the stent-containing vessel. The cause of the delayed ischemic stroke was investigated on DSA and cone beam CT, which revealed that the proximal end of the stent, one marker band, was just covering a small perforating artery of the basilar artery trunk...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Noriaki Matsubara, Takashi Izumi, Shigeru Miyachi, Keisuke Ota, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
Contrast-induced encephalopathy is a very rare complication associated with endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Patients with renal dysfunction may be prone to developing contrast medium neurotoxicity as a result of delayed elimination of the contrast medium in renal metabolism. This article focuses on our experience with contrast-induced encephalopathy in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis. The authors retrospectively reviewed five patients diagnosed with contrast-induced encephalopathy who underwent aneurysm coil embolization at their institution from January 2006 to December 2015...
October 31, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Joseph Morrison, Matthew David Alexander, Christopher F Dowd, Daniel L Cooke
A man aged 61 years with a history of a ruptured basilar fenestration aneurysm underwent unassisted coiling in 1997 and repeat intervention for a recurrence at the aneurysm mouth in 2011. At repeat intervention, the decision was made to intentionally leave some filling at the base to preserve the parent vessels. Stent-assisted coil embolization, although technically feasible, was not pursued given the relative risks of the procedure. In 2017, the patient returned for repeat surveillance and further coil compaction was found at the aneurysm base...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Rahul A Sastry, Matthew J Koch, Benjamin L Grannan, Christopher J Stapleton, William E Butler, Aman B Patel
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a common treatment for noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Although rare, vascular injury and traumatic pseudoaneurysm development during ETV have been reported. The authors present the case of a 13-year-old boy who underwent repeat ETV (rETV) for shunt and ETV failure, and who suffered an intraoperative subarachnoid hemorrhage due to iatrogenic injury to the basilar tip, with subsequent development of a pseudoaneurysm. Despite initial primary coil embolization, the aneurysm recurred and was definitively treated with flow diversion...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Waleed Brinjikji, Harry J Cloft, Kelly D Flemming, Simone Comelli, Giuseppe Lanzino
OBJECTIVE Over the last half century, there have been isolated case reports of purely arterial malformations. In this study, the authors report a consecutive series of patients with pure arterial malformations, emphasizing the clinical and radiological features of these lesions. METHODS Pure arterial malformations were defined as dilated, overlapping, and tortuous arteries with a coil-like appearance and/or a mass of arterial loops without any associated venous component. Demographic characteristics of the patients, cardiovascular risk factors, presentation, radiological characteristics, and follow-up data were collected...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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
Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Dylan Griswold, Pooneh Mokhtari, Andre Payman, Halima Tabani, Sonia Yousef, Arnau Benet
OBJECTIVE In various disease processes, including unclippable aneurysms, a bypass to the upper posterior circulation (UPC) including the superior cerebellar artery (SCA) and posterior cerebral artery (PCA) may be needed. Various revascularization options exist, but the role of intracranial (IC) donors has not been scrutinized. The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomical feasibility of utilizing the anterior temporal artery (ATA) for revascularization of the UPC. METHODS ATA-SCA and ATA-PCA bypasses were performed on 14 cadaver specimens...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Tatsuya Ishikawa, Koji Yamaguchi, Hidenori Anami, Masatake Sumi, Tomomi Ishikawa, Takakazu Kawamata
BACKGROUND: Primitive trigeminal artery (PTA) is the most common anomaly of primitive carotid-basilar anastomosis and is associated with cerebrovascular anomalies, such as aneurysm. Large or giant cavernous aneurysm associated with PTA is rare, and the treatment strategies differ in comparison with large or giant aneurysm without PTA. In this article, we report an unusual case of a giant cavernous aneurysm associated with PTA and review treatment strategies for large or giant cavernous aneurysm associated with PTA...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
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