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BACKGROUND The use of mechanical thrombectomy in the management of acute ischemic stroke is becoming increasingly popular. OBJECTIVE To identify notable factors that affect outcome, revascularization, and complications in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with the Solitaire Flow Restoration Revascularization device. METHODS Eighty-nine(More)
OBJECTIVE The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has become an effective treatment strategy for some cerebral aneurysms. Concerns regarding the patency of branch arteries have been raised. The objective of this study was to assess the patency of the posterior communicating artery (PCoA) following treatment of PCoA aneurysms using the PED. METHODS All(More)
OBJECTIVE With the increasing number of aneurysms treated with endovascular coiling, more recurrences are being encountered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of microsurgical clipping in the treatment of recurrent, previously coiled cerebral aneurysms and to identify risk factors that can affect the outcomes of this procedure.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The use of the Pipeline Embolization Device in the management of recurrent previously stented cerebral aneurysms is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Pipeline Embolization Device in the treatment of recurrent, previously stented aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Data regarding the role of alternative access routes in neuro-endovascular interventions is limited. Our aim is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of alternative access in endovascular management of cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS 29 patients who underwent endovascular interventions using alternative access techniques including transradial,(More)
BACKGROUND Deep-venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study is the first to examine the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with large hemispheric infarction undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy. METHODS The study population included 95(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies that showed endovascular coiling of ruptured intracranial aneurysms (RAs) to be superior to microsurgical clipping have compared dedicated endovascular interventionists versus open cerebrovascular surgeons. This is the first study to evaluate outcomes of coiling versus clipping of RAs treated by a dual-trained cerebrovascular surgeon using(More)
BACKGROUND The main concern with the use of the pipeline embolization device (PED) in treating cerebral aneurysms is the risk of hemorrhagic and thromboembolic complications. OBJECTIVE To investigate if P2Y12 reaction unit (PRU) values are associated with hemorrhagic and thromboembolic complications after treatment with the PED and to find an optimal(More)
BACKGROUND Colloid cysts represent 0.5%-1% of intracranial tumors and most commonly occur in the third ventricle near the Monro foramen. Although benign, if the lesion obstructs the foramen abruptly, sudden death may ensue. Evolution of these cysts is poorly understood. Spontaneous regression has been reported in only 2 other cases. Management of such cysts(More)
BACKGROUND Flow diversion is increasingly used to treat intracranial aneurysms. In previous reports, patients were pretreated with aspirin and clopidogrel before the intervention for the prevention of thromboembolic complications. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of a new protocol for anticoagulation using tirofiban during flow diversion. (More)