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Interv Neuroradiol. 2008 Dec 29;14(4):385-96. Epub 2009 Jan 5.

Risk of hemorrhage in combined neuroform stenting and coil embolization of acutely ruptured intracranial aneurysms.

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Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA - horowitzmb@upmc.edu.

Abstract

Stenting as adjuvant therapy for the coiling of acutely ruptured aneurysms remains controversial due to the necessity of anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications. We report our experience using the Neuroform stent in the management of 41 aneurysms in 40 patients over a period of three years. For aneurysms whose open surgical risk remains excessive with a morphology that would preclude complete embolization, the risks of stenting may be warranted.

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