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The endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic intracranial arterial stenoses has previously been based on balloon dilatation or the deployment of a balloon expandable stent. Both methods have advantages (balloon: flexibility; balloon expandable stent: high radial force) and drawbacks (balloon: risk of elastic recoil and dissection; balloon expandable stent:(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the early angiographic and clinical outcomes of the first session of endovascular coil occlusion of a large number of patients with intracranial aneurysms treated by five neurointerventionalists during a decade at a single center. METHODS We performed retrospective analyses of pre- and postprocedural angiographic studies(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the results of a prospective clinical study using a new self-expanding nitinol stent (Enterprise) designed for the treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. METHODS We treated 31 saccular, wide-necked intracranial aneurysms in 30 patients. Ten aneurysms had recanalized after prior endovascular treatment without a stent, and(More)
The clinical use of a new device (Alligator Retrieval Device) designed specifically for endovascular foreign body (eg, coils) retrieval from intracranial vessels is reported. The Alligator has intrinsic advantages compared with microsnares for the endovascular catheter-based removal of coils.
INTRODUCTION To describe a new device meant for rapid endovascular thrombectomy of intracranial arteries of various sizes and its first clinical use. METHODS A device with oriented microfilaments was constructed that consists of a core wires compound surrounded by a dense palisade of perpendicular-oriented stiff polyamid microfilaments (phenox clot(More)
BACKGROUND To present our two-center treatment results with stent angioplasty of intracranial vertebrobasilar stenoses in symptomatic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2001 and 2003, 21 patients with 22 stenoses, refractory to medical therapy, who underwent elective stenting of intracranial vertebrobasilar stenoses were retrospectively analyzed. All(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and reliability of the mechanical detachment system of a new platinum coil, Detach-18, when used as a vascular occlusive device for neurovascular disease. METHODS Forty-one patients (nine male and 32 female patients; age range, 26-75 years; mean age, 54.4 years) underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We report our experiences in the treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with Onyx embolization before neuro- or radiosurgery, focusing on the embolization technique with Onyx. METHODS Ninety-three patients (40 women and 53 men, mean age 38 years) with 94 intracranial AVMs with a mean volume of 9.2 mL were(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE We report one case of spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation. To our knowledge, this is the first case involving radiological documentation of the development of herniation. Clinical features and surgical techniques are also presented. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We describe the case of a 51-year-old female patient who experienced(More)
This is a report of clinical, CT and MRI findings in a patient with toxic spongiform leucoencephalopathy after heroin ingestion. The disease is observed in drug addicts who inhale pre-heated heroin. The clinical onset, which usually occurs some days or even longer after the last heroin consumption, is characterized by a cerebellar syndrome. The cerebellar(More)