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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Oct;15(10):1145-9.

Endovascular treatment of a giant intracranial aneurysm with a stent-graft.

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, C.D.I., Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, c/Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.


This report describes a giant intracavernous carotid aneurysm successfully treated by the placement of a single covered stent. A 40-year-old woman was admitted with a progressive diplopia in relation with palsy of the IV and VI cranial nerves. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intracavernous giant aneurysm located at the bifurcation between the origin of a trigeminal artery and the intracavernous portion of the right internal carotid artery. A covered stent was successfully placed, and complete exclusion of the aneurysm was confirmed at 11-month follow-up angiography. The use of covered stents in intracranial vascular structures can now be a feasible way of treating selected cases of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms.

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