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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The focus of this study was to determine ease of deployment, safety and effectiveness of the LVIS Jr device. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of 32 cases comprising 34 aneurysms in which the LVIS Jr device was used for stent-assisted coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms from February to October 2012, including(More)
AIM Several factors influence the outcome after acute ischemic stroke secondary to proximal occlusions of cerebral vessels. Among others, noneligibility for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and incomplete revascularization have been identified as predictors of unfavorable outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate whether concomitant IVT influences the(More)
Reliable detection of leptomeningeal disease has the potential of facilitating the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma and is important for therapeutic considerations. Currently, the standard diagnostic procedure for the detection of lymphoma in the cerebrospinal fluid is cytopathology. To improve the limited specificity and sensitivity of(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, endovascular techniques for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke have emerged significantly. However, revascularization rates are limited at approximately 80%, and mechanical thrombectomy procedures still last about 1 h. Therefore, we investigated the novel direct aspiration first pass technique for its efficacy and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several small case series reported a favorable clinical outcome for emergency stent placement in the extracranial internal carotid artery combined with mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke. The rate of postinterventional symptomatic intracranial hemorrhages was reported to be as high as 20%. Therefore, we investigated the safety(More)
INTRODUCTION There is only very limited data about complications in mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency and the clinical relevance of procedure-related complications in mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of 176 consecutive acute ischemic stroke cases(More)
We analyzed clinical outcome of patients with an isolated central nervous system lymphoma (CNSL) relapse after systemic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). All 23 patients with an isolated secondary CNSL (SCNSL) treated at two institutions from 04/2003-12/2007 were included into this analysis. At cerebral relapse, 15/23 patients were treated with a regimen(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of the endovascular treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms assisted by a novel intra-/extra-aneurysm stent-like implant (pCONus). METHODS Initial and follow-up angiographic and clinical results are presented of 25 patients with 25 unruptured and ruptured wide-necked intracranial(More)
INTRODUCTION There is only limited data on the influence of the admission time (normal business hours versus nighttime and weekends) on procedural timings, revascularization efficacy, and outcome after mechanical thrombectomy. We investigated whether the admission time has an impact on the above-mentioned factors. METHODS Our neurointerventional database(More)
INTRODUCTION The direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT) has been introduced as a rapid and safe endovascular treatment strategy in patients with ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE To determine the technical feasibility, safety, and functional outcome with ADAPT using the new large-bore 6F SOFIA Plus catheter. METHODS A retrospective analysis of(More)