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Endovascular treatment of a large aneurysm arising from a basilar trunk fenestration using the waffle-cone technique.
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PMID:  20679936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment of large intracranial aneurysms arising from a fenestrated parent vessel may prove particularly difficult. We present a case of a large, broad-based aneurysm arising from a proximal basilar artery (BA) fenestration treated with the waffle-cone technique. Technical nuances and indications for this treatment option are reviewed.
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old man presented with headache, blurred vision, and dizziness. Angiography demonstrated an 11 x 14-mm BA aneurysm associated with the proximal portion of a BA fenestration.
TECHNIQUE: A 28 x 4.5-mm Enterprise stent was placed from the right vertebral artery directly into the aneurysm. The stent tines were allowed to flare out in the aneurysm neck creating the "waffle cone." The aneurysm was then coiled with a series of Presidio coils.
CONCLUSION: Use of the waffle-cone technique for stent placement resulted in nearly complete embolization of the aneurysm, retention of the entire coil mass in the dome, and preservation of flow through both vertebral arteries and both limbs of the fenestration.
Thomas J Gruber; Christopher S Ogilvy; Erik F Hauck; Elad I Levy; L Nelson Hopkins; Adnan H Siddiqui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  ons140-4; discussion ons144     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Toshiba Stroke Research Center, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery / radiography
Cerebral Angiography / methods
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*,  methods*
Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology*,  therapy*

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