Mika R Niemela

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Saccular intracranial aneurysms are balloon-like dilations of the intracranial arterial wall; their hemorrhage commonly results in severe neurologic impairment and death. We report a second genome-wide association study with discovery and replication cohorts from Europe and Japan comprising 5,891 cases and 14,181 controls with approximately 832,000(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Genetic risk factors are considered important in the development, growth, and rupture of intracranial aneurysms; however, few have been identified. We analyzed intracranial aneurysm families with at least 2 affected persons and determined relationships between affected persons and assessed the inheritance patterns of aneurysms. (More)
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital vascular lesions that are associated with long-term excess mortality and morbidity essentially related to haemorrhagic stroke [10]. The prevalence of brain AVMS (BAVMs) is believed to be between 15 and 18 per 100,000 adults [1], and the incidence is estimated at 1 per 100,000 per year [19]. Roughly half of(More)
In December of 2016, a Consensus Conference on unruptured AVM treatment, involving 24 members of the three European societies dealing with the treatment of cerebral AVMs (EANS, ESMINT, and EGKS) was held in Milan, Italy. The panel made the following statements and general recommendations: (1) Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a complex disease(More)
BACKGROUND The disadvantages of a contralateral approach (CA) include deep and narrow surgical corridors and inconsistent ability to achieve proximal control of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA). However, a CA remains as a microsurgical option for selected ICA-ophthalmic (opht) segment aneurysms. OBJECTIVE To describe transient cardiac arrest(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of very small unruptured intracranial aneurysms (VSUIAs, defined as ≤3 mm) can be indicated in selected circumstances. The feasibility and outcomes of endovascular therapy for VSUIAs have been recently published; however, the efficacy and complication rate of surgical clipping has not been reported in any large series to date. (More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral aneurysms located between the 2 middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcations may be approachable through a single unilateral approach. OBJECTIVE To identify anatomic parameters based on imaging that would favor a contralateral approach. METHODS From January 1998 to December 2013, we retrospectively identified 173 patients with(More)