Emanuela Crobeddu

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Flow diversion is a new strategy for the treatment of complex paraclinoid aneurysms. However, flow diverters have, to date, not been tested in direct comparison with other available treatments. We present a matched-pair comparison of paraclinoid aneurysms treated with the PED versus other endovascular techniques. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) are a rare but important cause of hemorrhagic stroke in young adults. Functional polymorphisms in proinflammatory cytokines have been associated with various cerebrovascular phenotypes, including ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and BAVM. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether functional(More)
Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor, remains incurable despite of the advent of modern surgical and medical treatments. This poor prognosis depends by the recurrence after surgery and intrinsic or acquired resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Nitric oxide is a small molecule that plays a key roles in glioma(More)
BACKGROUND Flow diversion represents a major paradigm shift in the treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The potential impact of this technique on coil utilization and adjunctive techniques such as balloon-assisted and stent-assisted coiling is unknown. In this study, the effect of introduction of flow diversion devices on the utilization of coil(More)
SUMMARY Angiographic recurrence following endovascular therapy is an indirect measure of the potential for hemorrhage. Because patients and physicians consider recurrence to be a suboptimal outcome with some chance of future hemorrhage, much effort has been expended to reduce the incidence of recurrence. The literature regarding aneurysm recurrence(More)
OBJECTIVE The worldwide population aging and the nowadays medical advances impose to consider new management guidelines for elderly. Aim of this study was to assess the best treatment in elderly with multiple intracranial aneurysms (MIA). METHODS From 1994 to 2011, we admitted 1462 patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Among those aged ≥65 years, 43(More)
Flow-diverters are used in the treatment of large and complex intracranial aneurysms. One major concern with this concept is the potential for compromise of side branches and perforators covered by the device. We describe three patients treated with the Pipeline embolization device (PED; ev3 Endovascular, Plymouth, MN, USA) who developed immediate(More)
Cerebral vasospasm represents the most critical event that could occur after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Therapy is only partially effective because cerebral arterial constriction is not fully understood yet. One of the most important biological messenger associated to SAH is nitric oxide (NO), that is considered local regulator of cerebral blood flow.(More)