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BACKGROUND Since the pioneering studies of human thalamic anatomy based on histology and binding techniques, little new work has been done to bring this knowledge into clinical practice. OBJECTIVE With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) we hypothesized that it was possible, in vitro, to make use of high spontaneous MRI contrasts between white(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the technical feasibility, morbidity and mortality, and durability of occlusion of unruptured aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs) with a long-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1998 and January 2005, we treated 321 unruptured aneurysms with GDCs in 5(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The long-term durability of Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) embolization of cerebral aneurysms is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the stability of anatomic occlusion of aneurysms treated with GDCs and assess the rate of recanalization and re-treatment. METHODS A multicenter study involving 650 patients with(More)
In this article, we briefly review the concept of brain mapping in stereotactic surgery taking into account recent advances in stereotactic imaging. The gold standard continues to rely on probabilistic and indirect targeting, relative to a stereotactic reference, i.e., mostly the anterior (AC) and the posterior (PC) commissures. The theoretical position of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE FD stent placement is a promising therapy for challenging intracranial aneurysms. Long-term evaluations about angiographic and morphologic results are still missing. This is the aim of this multicenter series. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report our experience and 1-year FU in a retrospective chart review of 65 consecutive subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The management of wide-necked aneurysms or aneurysms with a neck-to-body ratio close to 1 is a difficult challenge for the interventional radiologist because of the risk of coil migration or coil protrusion into the parent vessel. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of balloon-assisted coiling as well as the(More)
The human hypothalamus is a small deeply located region placed at the crossroad of neurovegetative, neuroendocrine, limbic, and optic systems. Although deep brain stimulation techniques have proven that it could be feasible to modulate these systems, targeting the hypothalamus and in particular specific nuclei and white bundles, is still challenging. Our(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The endovascular treatment (EVT) of cerebral aneurysms has experienced a revolution since 1991 with the introduction of platinum coil technology. During the past 10 years, there has been significant study of the feasibility of this technique, and clinical results of EVT have been published. The long-term durability of Guglielmi(More)
PURPOSE Groups performing deep brain stimulation advocate post-operative imaging [magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computer tomography (CT)] to analyse the position of each electrode contact. The artefact of the Activa 3389 electrode had been described for MRI but not for CT. We undertook an electrode artefact analysis for CT imaging to obtain(More)