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Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 May 27;136(21-22):353-6.

Repeated laser-assisted high-flow bypass for recurrent giant intracranial aneurysm.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland.


The treatment of intracranial aneurysms is changing as endovascular obliteration possibilities and long-term results are being published in regard to outcome. However, not all aneurysms are amenable to direct endovascular or surgical treatment. In such situations, a high flow bypass for flow preservation can be considered as indirect treatment alternative, enabling a trapping of the aneurysm or occlusion of the feeding artery. We present the case history of a 57 year-old patient suffering of a recurrent giant intracranial carotid aneurysm. The aneurysm could be excluded using a new cerebral high-flow bypass technique for which no temporary occlusion of any intracranial vessels is required. This technique reduces the risks of perioperative neurological complications.

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