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 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)
BACKGROUND De novo intracranial aneurysms are reported to occur with varying incidence after intracranial aneurysm treatment. They are purported to be observed, however, with increased incidence after Hunterian ligation; particularly in cases of carotid artery occlusion for giant or complex aneurysms deemed unclippable. CASE DESCRIPTION We report a case(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)