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Clin Neuroradiol. 2018 Jun;28(2):201-207. doi: 10.1007/s00062-016-0545-9. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

First Experiences with the New Enterprise2® Stent.

Author information

1
Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany. christian.herweh@med.uni-heidelberg.de.
2
Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany.
3
Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Stent-assisted coiling of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms has become an established treatment and has significantly benefited from the introduction of compliant, self-expanding devices, such as the Enterprise VRD (EP-VRD). We report our experiences with the successor model, the Enterprise2 (EP2) stent in stent-assisted coiling as well as in the treatment of atherosclerotic stenosis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In 11 consecutive patients 12 EP2 were used to treat 9 intracranial aneurysms and 2 stenoses.

RESULTS:

All stents could easily be delivered including partial or complete recapturing when necessary. In two cases with sharp angled curves in the carotid siphon there was kinking and flattening of the stent resulting in incomplete wall apposition of the stent. Moreover, when vascular anatomy showed curves with angles >50° it was regularly observed that the proximal stent markers were asymmetrically arranged along the vessel circumference without influence on the stent apposition. Both findings could be reproduced in a silicone flow model.

CONCLUSION:

The EP2 performed well in our small patient cohort; however, above a critical acute angle there may be incomplete wall apposition of the stent.

KEYWORDS:

Aneurysm; Coiling; Endovascular; Enterprise; Stent

PMID:
27677626
DOI:
10.1007/s00062-016-0545-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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