Annika Kowoll

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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)
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. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 176 consecutive acute ischemic stroke cases that were treated with(More)
AIMS Recent recommendations on the designation of target artery lesions in acute ischemic stroke include the anatomical differentiation between a proximal and a distal occlusion site of the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether these occlusion types differ in terms of a disability-free (modified Rankin(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)
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)
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)
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)
Intrathecal application of liposomal cytarabine (Ara-C) (DepoCyte®) has been associated with neurotoxicity when applied as part of a polychemotherapy regimen. Patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma treated with high-dose systemic methotrexate (MTX)- and Ara-C-based polychemotherapy including six cycles of liposomal Ara-C (50 mg intrathecally(More)
Ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhages (ICH) and deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) are clinically important events in patients with gliomas. In this multicentre, noninterventional observational study, current data pertaining to frequency, contributing factors and outcomes of vascular events during times of anti-angiogenic therapy with the antibody(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)