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AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jul;38(7):1372-1376. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5204. Epub 2017 May 4.

Temporary Stent-Assisted Coil Embolization as a Treatment Option for Wide-Neck Aneurysms.

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1
From the Departments of Neuroradiology (M.M., C.B., S.A., O.N., M.W.) mamueller@ukaachen.de.
2
From the Departments of Neuroradiology (M.M., C.B., S.A., O.N., M.W.).
3
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine 4 (O.N.), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany.
4
Neurosurgery (G.A.S.).
5
Neurology (A.R.), University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany.
6
Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (A.E.O.), Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

Simple coil embolization is often not a feasible treatment option in wide-neck aneurysms. Stent-assisted coil embolization helps stabilize the coils within the aneurysm. Permanent placement of a stent in an intracranial vessel, however, requires long-term platelet inhibition. Temporary stent-assisted coiling is an alternative technique for the treatment of wide-neck aneurysms. To date, only case reports and small case series have been published. Our purpose was to retrospectively analyze the effectiveness and safety of temporary stent-assisted coiling in a larger cohort.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Research was performed for all patients who had undergone endovascular aneurysm treatment in our institution (University Hospital Aachen) between January 2010 and December 2015. During this period, 355 consecutive patients had undergone endovascular aneurysm treatment. We intended to treat 33 (9.2%) of them with temporary stent-assisted coiling, and they were included in this study. Incidental and acutely ruptured aneurysms were included.

RESULTS:

Sufficient occlusion was achieved in 97.1% of the cases. In 94%, the stent could be fully recovered. Complications occurred in 5 patients (14.7%), whereas in only 1 case was the complication seen as specific to stent-assisted coiling.

CONCLUSIONS:

Temporary stent-assisted coiling is an effective technique for the treatment of wide-neck aneurysms. Safety is comparable with that of stent-assisted coiling and coiling with balloon remodeling.

PMID:
28473345
DOI:
10.3174/ajnr.A5204
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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