OBJECTIVE Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital vascular lesions that are associated with high morbidity and mortality if left untreated. There are several options for treatment, including radiotherapy. Safe and effective single-fraction radiotherapy for patients with large AVMs has been considered difficult. METHODS Between December 1986 and… (More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the study is to evaluate patients with wide-necked or complex aneurysms of the anterior circulation who underwent Solitaire AB Neurovascular Remodeling Device-assisted coil embolization. METHODS From February 2008 to March 2009, consecutive data were collected from 45 patients with anterior circulation aneurysms. Eighteen of… (More)
We describe a previously unreported case of cranial arterial dolichoectasia associated with spontaneous dissection of the petrous (C2) segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) with 2 patent lumena. Dolichoectasia of the cranial arteries and different types of double lumen of ICA are discussed. A review of previously reported cases is included.
The authors present the case of a young woman, suffering from progressive tetraplegia, cranial nerve dysfunction, respiratory failure and lethargy due to radiographically demonstrated increased brainstem compression after coil embolization of an aneurysm of the midportion of the basilar artery. The patients condition improved dramatically after transclival… (More)
INTRODUCTION This is the first report on the simultaneous successful treatment of a large ruptured saccular aneurysm and stenotic parent artery with a single flow-diverting stent. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 68-year-old Caucasian man with occlusion of the right vertebral artery and a ruptured aneurysm at the junction of the left posterior… (More)