Stent assisted coil embolization of unruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms

Jeremy D. Fields, Lucas Brambrink, Aclan Dogan, Erek Helseth, Kenneth C. Liu, David S. Lee, Gary Nesbit, Bryan Petersen, Stanley L. Barnwell

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Background: Due to anatomic features, including wide necks and incorporation of important branches, endovascular coiling of middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms has proved challenging. Stent assisted embolization may increase the likelihood of successful treatment. Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing stent assisted coil embolization utilizing the Neuroform stent from 2004 to 2009 were identified by hospital billing records. Procedural and clinical information - including procedure related mortality and morbidity and long term outcomes - were then obtained by retrospective chart review. Results: Treatment was successful in 22/23 (96%) patients. Median age was 61 years and 16/22 (73%) were women. Aneurysm size was:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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