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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stent-assisted coiling has expanded the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, but the rates of procedure-related neurological complications and the incidence of angiographic aneurysm recurrence of this novel treatment are not yet well known. We present our experience with stent-assisted coiling with special emphasis on(More)
Morphology of the Silk stent (Balt, Montmorency, France) after deployment is not fully understood, especially in tortuous vessels. An in vitro study was conducted to study morphology and flow-diverting parameters of this stent. Two sets of different-sized and curved polytetrafluoroethylene tubes were studied. To simulate the aneurysm neck, a small hole was(More)
The in vivo quantification of the benzodiazepine receptor concentration in human brain using positron emission tomography (PET) and 11C-flumazenil (11C-FMZ), is usually based on a three-compartment model and on PET curves measured in a small number of large regions of interest; however, it should be interesting to estimate the receptor concentration for(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the immediate and long-term clinical results, as well as the angiographic results, of occlusion of middle cerebral artery (MCA) berry aneurysms with coils. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study had institutional review board approval, and informed consent was obtained. One hundred fifty-four MCA aneurysms in(More)
The goal of our prospective study was to compare quantitatively and qualitatively in-phase and opposed-phase T1-weighted breath-hold spoiled gradient-recalled-echo (GRE) MR imaging technique for imaging focal hepatic lesion. Thirty-eight patients with 53 focal hepatic lesions had in-phase (TR = 12.3 ms, TE = 4.2 ms) and opposed-phase (TR = 10.1 ms, TE = 1.9(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the safety of the remodeling technique compared with the safety of the standard treatment with coils for endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in a large multicenter series of patients as part of the Analysis of Treatment by Endovascular Approach of Nonruptured Aneurysms (ATENA) study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for significant stenosis involving the origin of the vertebral artery is now a well established treatment for selected patients when posterior cerebral arterial circulation is compromised. Arterial spasm, dissection, and restenosis may occur in some instances, with subsequent hemodynamic(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess, with three-dimensional rotational angiography, the relationship between packing, complex coils, and angiographic recurrence of aneurysms treated with coils. MATERIALS AND METHODS Informed consent was waived by the institutional review board that approved the study. Results at follow-up angiography of 255 aneurysms in 223(More)
INTRODUCTION Endovascular treatment of ruptured wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms presents a challenge. While still under evaluation, the Woven Endobridge (WEB) aneurysm embolization system has so far shown promising results in the treatment of complex bifurcation aneurysms. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and short-term follow-up of endovascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although stent-assisted intracranial procedures are becoming a routine clinical practice, there have been relatively few large studies published in the literature regarding the application of the balloon-expandable stent technology in the treatment of intracranial arterial diseases. In this report, the authors reviewed their(More)