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Sun Ying - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Aneurysms of the distal part of the anterior-inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) are rare. Most are located in the cerebellopontine angle close to the internal auditory meatus. To our knowledge, only 13 patients with the aneurysm located inside the internal auditory meatus have been reported in the literature. METHOD AND ...
Chen Lukui - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine factors that help decide the side of approach for anterior communicating artery (AComA) aneurysms, based on a prospective study. METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2006, 93 cases with AComA aneurysms were treated through pterional approach. They were classified as Type I, II (IIa, IIb), III and ...
Peker Ahmet - - 2009
PURPOSE: To retrospectively analyze the performance of 8-channel multi-detector computed tomographic angiography (MDCTA) in detecting, localizing, and sizing intracranial aneurysms using conventional intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the gold standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search from November 2004 to August 2006 revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in 25 patients ...
Ishikawa Tatsuya - - 2009
The concept of optimum closure line was applied to a series of 51 consecutive middle cerebral artery aneurysms (14 ruptured, 37 unruptured) in 41 patients, 16 men and 25 women aged 29-79 years (mean 59.1 years). Visual inspection through the operating microscope revealed 3 types of aneurysm based on the ...
Thines Laurent - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of the direct visualization of the distal dural ring (DDR) and adjacent anatomic structures in patients with paraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysms at 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Six consecutive patients (1 man, 5 women; mean age, 45.5 years; age range, 34-51 years) who ...
Lindekleiv H M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate a relationship between hospital caseload and health outcomes after both surgical and endovascular repair of intracranial aneurysms. PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes after introduction of endovascular embolization for intracranial aneurysms in a low-volume regional university hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 243 consecutive patients treated for 284 ...
Crowley R Webster - - 2009
Fusiform aneurysms of the basilar artery present difficult challenges for the treating physician. On one hand, these aneurysms are difficult and dangerous to treat. On the other, the relatively high rupture rate, risk of thromboemboli, and the frequent presence of mass effect on the brainstem often demand treatment rather than ...
Karthekeyan B Ranjith - - 2009
Tracheal and esophageal compression is a well-recognized complication of aneurysms of the aortic arch. Most of the patients present with dysphagia and/or respiratory insufficiency. In the adult population a right-sided aortic arch is often asymptomatic unless aneurysmal disease develops. This usually occurs at the level of the take-off of an ...
Hacein-Bey L - - 2009
Septations within cerebral arteries or aneurysms are exceedingly rare in the absence of associated fenestrations. We report an unusual unruptured pedunculated basilar apex aneurysm, with a "pseudoseptation" between the main aneurysmal sac and an anterior compartment, which was, in fact, represented by a perforation in the membrane of Liliequist, permitting ...
Shirani Mohamad - - 2010
Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are relatively uncommon, comprising only 0.5-3% of all intracranial aneurysms. Distal PICA aneurysms are much more uncommon, with more than 200 cases being reported in the literature. The finding of an extracranially located aneurysm of distal PICA is considered a true rarity. A rare ...
van Rooij S B T - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fenestrations of intracranial arteries are variants resulting from incomplete fusion of primitive vessels. An association with aneurysms is suggested in many studies. On conventional angiography, fenestrations are rarely visible. 3D rotational angiography (3DRA) provides improved visualization of cerebral vessels from any desired angle. We used 3DRA to ...
Hiruma Kiyoshi - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnostic means and therapy employed in three cases of extracranial carotid aneurysms. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of three cases. RESULTS: For the diagnosis we obtained real-time pictures of each aneurysm by color Doppler ultrasonography before the angiography. Based on the result of cerebral collateral flow evaluation, ligation ...
Su Thung-Ming - - 2009
A 35-year-old man sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm. A second angiogram taken 8 hours later demonstrated that the ruptured aneurysm had thrombosed spontaneously with a small residual aneurysm stump at the neck. CT scans and conventional angiograms taken 2 days later ...
Otani Naoki - - 2009
Ruptured aneurysms located at the non-branching sites of the internal carotid artery, including blister-like aneurysms, possess unique clinical and technical features. This report presents nine consecutively managed patients with these types of aneurysm, detailing the clinical and radiological characteristics and surgical outcomes. The initial angiography identified aneurysmal lesions in six ...
Aarhus Mads - - 2009
Working with patients with intracranial aneurysms, we have developed a clinical suspicion that there may be differences in the rupture rate of aneurysms depending on the aneurysm's anatomical location. The aim of the study was to examine the anatomical distribution of ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms in a defined population. ...
Christiano Lana D - - 2009
Segal and McLaurin first described giant serpentine aneurysms, based on their distinct angiographic features, in 1977. These lesions are >or= 25 mm, partially thrombosed aneurysms with a patent, serpiginous vascular channel that courses through the aneurysm. There is a separate inflow and outflow of the aneurysm, of which the outflow ...
Eddleman Christopher S - - 2009
Most cavernous carotid aneurysms (CCAs) are considered benign lesions, most often asymptomatic, and to have a natural history with a low risk of life-threatening complications. However, several conditions may exist in which treatment of these aneurysms should be considered. Several options are currently available regarding the management of CCAs with ...
Zada Gabriel - - 2009
OBJECT: Aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery (ACoA) can be a considerable challenge to treat surgically based on variations in the anatomy and morphological features of the ACoA complex. The fenestrated aneurysm clip can be a simple and practical tool in the operative management of ACoA aneurysms. The goal in ...
Piske Ronie L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report our results using Onyx HD-500 (Micro Therapeutics, Inc., Irvine, CA) in the endovascular treatment of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms, which have a high rate of incomplete occlusion and recanalization with platinum coils. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with 84 aneurysms were treated. Most of the aneurysms were located in the ...
Guglielmi Guido - - 2009
OBJECT: A series of 306 consecutive patients with an anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm is presented. The goal in this study was to report the results of endovascular treatment of ACoA aneurysms in these patients. METHODS: The aneurysms were managed with an endovascular approach in which detachable coils were used. ...
Lall Rohan R - - 2009
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage continues to have high rates of morbidity and mortality for patients despite optimal medical and surgical management. Due to the fact that aneurysmal rupture can be such a catastrophic event, preventive treatment is desirable for high-risk lesions. Given the variability of the literature evaluating unruptured aneurysms regarding ...
Bambakidis Nicholas C - - 2009
Aneurysms of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) are relatively rare among intracranial aneurysms. They can occur in 1 of 3 regions of the AICA: 1) craniocaudal (high or low riding), 2) mediolateral-premeatal (proximal), and 3) meatal-postmeatal (distal). The management strategies for treatment differ according to the location and configuration ...
Ducruet Andrew F - - 2009
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) represent a rare cause of intraparenchymal hemorrhage. This case demonstrates an unusual DVA associated with venous hypertension, arteriovenous shunting, and a ruptured transitional aneurysm. The authors describe the first use of embolization as a treatment method for an unstable ruptured transitional aneurysm associated with a DVA. ...
Yamaguchi Shigeru - - 2009
A 73-year-old woman presented with diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured fusiform aneurysm directly arising from the right distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery. Six years before admission, she had undergone stereotactic irradiation for right vestibular schwannoma, under a diagnosis based on neuroimaging. The aneurysm was located within the radiation field. ...
Gelfenbeyn Mikhail - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) aneurysms are rare, representing only 2% to 6.7% of all intracranial aneurysms. Most of them are small. Large and giant aneurysms are even rarer in this location. Only 26 giant pericallosal (PC) aneurysms have been reported thus far. Various surgical techniques have been used ...
de Oliveira Jean G - - 2009
OBJECT: Intracranial aneurysms may grow closer to anterior optic pathways, causing mass effect over these anatomical structures, including visual deficit. The authors retrospectively reviewed a series of aneurysms in patients presenting with visual field deficit caused by mass effect, to analyze the aneurysm's characteristics, the neurosurgical management of these aneurysms, ...
Kawabori Masahito - - 2009
A 78-year-old woman presented with preauricular superficial temporal artery (STA) aneurysm and scalp porocarcinoma, which had both increased in size over 2 years. She had no previous history of head trauma. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) angiography revealed a 4-cm diameter STA aneurysm arising from the main trunk of the ...
Regelsberger J - - 2009
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptured cerebral aneurysms is a rare diagnosis in childhood and is believed to differ from that in adults with regard to sex, aneurysm size and location, clinical appearance as well as outcome, suggesting that aneurysms in childhood are a distinct entity. Seven children and young ...
Iza-Vallejo Begoña - - 2009
The authors present the case of a peripheral aneurysmal lesion that developed in a newborn baby and was successfully treated by endovascular parent artery occlusion. Given the natural history of aneurysms, which are prone to rupture and to cause deleterious intracerebral hemorrhage, with high mortality rates, aggressive and early management ...
Youssef A Samy - - 2009
The posterior clinoid process, a bony prominence at the superolateral aspect of the dorsum sellae, has a strategic importance in a transcavernous approach to basilar tip aneurysms. To further optimize this microsurgical technique during posterior clinoidectomy, we performed a cadaveric study of this regional anatomy, describe a technique called dural ...
Binning Mandy J - - 2009
Delayed traumatic intracranial aneurysms of the posterior circulation caused by nonpenetrating head injury are rare, especially in pediatric patients. The true incidence and natural history of these aneurysms are poorly understood. We report a case of a 15-year-old boy who initially presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage of the posterior fossa without ...
Wang K - - 2009
We modified the elastase-induced aneurysm model by use of a simple surgical technique in rabbits. A temporary arcuated aneurysm clip was placed at the origin of the right common carotid artery (RCCA), ascertaining the inner edge of the clip blade on the juncture of the RCCA and right subclavian artery ...
Takao Hidemasa - - 2010
PURPOSE: True pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms are rare. No definitive study evaluating the natural history of these lesions or their preferred method of treatment has been published. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of preventive treatment of unruptured pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms using a Markov model. MATERIALS AND ...
Van Raay Y - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Intracranial aneurysms are exceptional in neonatal patients: There are only 16 cases previously reported. We describe the first case of neonatal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm and review the literature. CASE REPORT: A 7-day-old girl presented with irritability, anorexia, fever and abnormally enlarging head circumference. Computed tomography (CT) ...
Hetts S W - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pediatric aneurysms are rare and, thus, relatively poorly understood as compared to those in adults. Our aim was to characterize the clinical, imaging, treatment, and outcome data of patients younger than 19 years diagnosed with intracranial aneurysms at a tertiary care institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed ...
Vashu R - - 2009
We report on two patients with intra-operative rupture of cerebral aneurysms that were managed by microsuturing. This is one of only a few reports of successful direct repair using suturing. We found that stitching remains an option to repair a tear of a saccular part of an aneurysm and a ...
Dehdashti Amir R - - 2009
We describe a patient with a symptomatic left giant carotido-ophthalmic aneurysm who initially underwent coil embolization with subtotal obliteration. The patient's symptoms were initially stable, but 1 year later, she presented with a rapidly progressive contralateral visual deficit. Although angiogram showed a stable neck remnant, MR confirmed aneurysm growth and ...
Hagihara Naoshi - - 2009
A 37-year-old woman presented with photophobia without visual loss associated with chiasmal compression by an unruptured anterior communicating artery (AcomA) aneurysm. She had suffered progressive photophobia for one year. Neuroimaging indicated an AcomA aneurysm attached to the chiasm. Photophobia was resolved following clipping of the aneurysm. AcomA aneurysm should be ...
Lylyk Pedro - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The Pipeline embolization device (PED) (Chestnut Medical Technologies, Inc., Menlo Park, CA) is a new microcatheter-delivered endovascular construct designed to achieve the curative reconstruction of the parent arteries giving rise to wide-necked and fusiform intracranial aneurysms. We present our initial periprocedural experience with the PED and midterm follow-up results ...
Choudhary Anwar S - - 2009
Extracranial carotid artery aneurysms are uncommon and not much is known about them. The purpose of this study is to report the authors' surgical experience and present a review of this entity. This single institution experience shows that resection of these aneurysms and restoration of flow can be accomplished using ...
Iwaisako Kousuke - - 2009
A 76-year-old woman presented with an enlarged right intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm first identified incidentally when she was hospitalized for thalamic hemorrhage. She was managed conservatively for 1 year, then suffered right total ophthalmoplegia associated with enlargement of the aneurysm. Two months later, she became comatose due to intracerebral hemorrhage ...
Barnett Brad P - - 2009
PURPOSE: To describe two hydrogel embolic materials, the alginate-based EmboGel and the polyethylene glycol diacrylate-based UltraGel and examine their use as embolic agents in in vitro models of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) endoleak and saccular aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EmboGel is a mixture of iohexol and alginate, with a calcium ...
Chung Joon Ho - - 2009
Internal carotid artery (ICA) trapping can be used for treating intracranial giant aneurysm, blood blister-like aneurysms and ICA rupture during the surgery. We present a novel ICA trapping technique which can be used with insufficient collaterals flow via anterior communicating artery (AcoA) and posterior communicating artery (PcoA). A patient was ...
Jin Sung-Chul - - 2009
Carotid occlusion is an inevitable therapeutic modality for the treatment of complex aneurysms such as giant, traumatic, and intracavernous aneurysms. Late complications of carotid occlusion include 'de novo' aneurysm formation at a distant site because of hemodynamic changes in the circle of Willis. We report a case of de novo ...
Kim Sung Chul - - 2009
Oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs usually when oculomotor nerve is compressed by growing or budding of posterior communicating artery (PcoA) aneurysm. Midbrain injury, increased intracranial pressure (ICP), or uncal herniation may also cause it. We report herein a rare case of ONP associated with SAH which ...
Tremmel Markus M Department of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, - - 2009
The effectiveness of intracranial aneurysm (IA) size as a predictor for rupture has been debated. We recently performed a retrospective analysis of IA morphology and found that a new index, namely, aneurysm-to-parent vessel size ratio (SR), was strongly correlated with IA rupture, with 77% of ruptured IAs showing an SR ...
Juszkat R R Poznan University of Medical Sciences; Poznan, Poland - - - 2009
Segmental non-fusion of the basilar artery results from failed fusion of the neural arteries and from regression of the bridging arteries that connect the longitudinal arteries. This condition is associated with aneurysm formation in 7% of cases. Distally unfused arteries with associated aneurysms are very rare. We report on a ...
Lv X X 2008B42, Beijing Nova Program, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute and Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing, China - - - 2009
Aneurysms of the A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) are rare. We described the first documented endovascular treatment of an A1 portion dissecting aneurysm by parent artery occlusion. A 43-year-old man patient presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a dissecting aneurysm of the left anterior cerebral artery ...
Olabe Jon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Microneurovascular anastomosis and aneurysm clipping require extensive training before mastering the technique and are a surgical challenge. We developed the "infused chicken wing method" to provide a simple but realistic training method minimizing animal use and need for special facilities for animal care and anesthesia. METHODS: Fresh chicken wings ...
Chien Aichi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic treatment of unruptured small brain aneurysms is still controversial due to the low risk of rupture. Distinguishing which small aneurysms are at risk for rupture has become important for treatment. Previous studies have indicated a variety of hemodynamic properties that may influence aneurysm rupture. This study uses hemodynamic ...
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