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Endovascular treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms during pregnancy: Is this the best way forward? Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22209508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Subarachnoid haemorrhage in pregnancy has traditionally been treated by surgical clipping however lately cases of successful coiling have been reported. Nevertheless, the long-term outcome of coiling is not well known in pregnant women. Mortality due to rebleeding of an incompletely treated aneurysm remains high. Only 15 cases of successful endovascular coiling during pregnancy have been reported so far. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report the case of a pregnant woman who presented with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (WFNS Grade III) due to rupture of a right posterior communicating artery aneurysm. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent endovascular coiling successfully followed by an elective caesarian section and delivery of a healthy baby. However, during the course of a 2-year follow up the patient had suffered two relapses of the coiled aneurysm which required additional treatment. These events have affected her choice of extending her family. CONCLUSION: The small risk of recurrence and the potential impact on future pregnancies should be explicitly communicated to patients in cases of endovascular coiling.
Andrew Tarnaris; Nikolaos Haliasos; Laurence D Watkins
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC 1N 3BG, UK.
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