Liang-Der Jou

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to use phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging and computational fluid dynamics to estimate the hemodynamic outcome that might result from different interventional options for treating a patient with a giant fusiform aneurysm. METHODS We followed a group of patients with giant intracranial aneurysms who have no clear(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The options for treating giant fusiform basilar aneurysms are limited, and the potential impact of planned interventions is difficult to assess. We developed a computational framework to evaluate the impact that interventions might have on hemodynamic conditions. METHODS A computational fluid dynamics approach was used to determine(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hemodynamics may predispose aneurysms to rupture; however, hemodynamic descriptors that can describe aneurysm growth are not well understood. We examined the relationship between hemodynamics and growth of 2 fusiform basilar artery aneurysms in an effort to define hemodynamic variables that may be helpful in predicting aneurysmal(More)
Flow impingement is regarded as a key factor for aneurysm formation and rupture. Wall shear stress (WSS) is often used to evaluate flow impingement even though WSS and impinging force are in two different directions; therefore, this raises an important question of whether using WSS for evaluation of flow impingement size is appropriate. Flow impinging(More)
OBJECTIVE Coexistence of both an intracranial aneurysm and a stenosis at the same internal carotid artery is infrequent, but it may complicate therapeutic management of either disease. It is unclear if a stenosis plays any role in development of intracranial aneurysms. We study patients with intracranial aneurysms at our hospital and investigate if there is(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding aneurysm growth rate allows us to predict not only the current rupture risk, but also accumulated rupture risk in the future. However, determining growth rate of unruptured intracranial aneurysms often requires follow-up of patients for a long period of time so that significant growth can be observed and measured. We investigate a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The metal coverage ratio (MCR) of a flow diverter influences the intra-aneurysmal hemodynamics; a high MCR will occlude an aneurysm early, while a low MCR may delay aneurysm occlusion. The true MCR of a pipeline embolization device (PED) could be lower due to oversize, device deformation, or aneurysm location. In this study deviation(More)
BACKGROUND Flow-diverter stents are increasingly being used in the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Because of this increased usage, the occurrence of stent malpositioning, intra-arterial distortion, or migration will likely increase as well. METHODS We describe the conformational twisting and deformity of a pipeline embolic device (PED)(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral artery dissection remains a significant cause of stroke, and the mainstay of treatment has been medical management with anticoagulation, although flow-diverting stents have been used in some cases of arterial dissection resistant to medical management. METHODS We present a case report of bilateral vertebral artery stenting using(More)
OBJECTIVE No existing in vivo technique can measure aneurysm wall thickness for evaluation of rupture risk. Intracranial aneurysms produce bruits at a special range of frequency that are highly influenced by the wall thickness. Understanding of the mechanism that generates bruits may allow us to learn aneurysm behavior non-invasively. METHODS A new theory(More)
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