S. K. Maimon

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OBJECTIVE Guglielmi detachable coil treatment is becoming an accepted alternative to microsurgical clipping for select intracerebral aneurysms. Resolution of oculomotor nerve paresis (ONP) after endovascular packing was claimed to be complete in two prior series, with three and six cases. We describe the evolution of ONP after Guglielmi detachable coil(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular embolization with Onyx is one of the tools used in the treatment of intracerebral AVMs. The recent introduction of a new microcatheter with detachable tip has led us to adopt a new treatment approach by using endovascular embolization with Onyx as the main treatment for brain AVM with curative intent. The purpose of the(More)
BACKGROUND Flow diverters are recently developed stent-like endovascular devices developed to treat complex and non-coilable aneurysms. SILK is a type of flow diverter that has been used for nearly 3 years. Only sparse data about it are available. We would like to share our experience with this device. METHODS Twenty-eight patients were treated with SILK(More)
BACKGROUND Flow diverters are used to treat complex aneurysms that are not amenable to coiling. The aim of the present work was to retrospectively evaluate our experience with the Silk flow diverter. Technical nuances and complications are specifically discussed. METHODS Retrospectively data was collected on patients treated with Silk between October 2008(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Isolated dissecting aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) carry a high risk of rebleeding with an associated increased mortality rate. Although rare, they present a therapeutic challenge. Surgical treatment carries a significant risk of neurologic complications, predominantly lower cranial nerve deficits because(More)
OBJECTIVE In an era in which new computed tomographic scanners approach 100% sensitivity for finding intracranial aneurysms in patients with a perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) pattern, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is still considered the gold standard. Our purpose was to investigate whether or not computed tomography angiographic(More)
We describe a term male infant of healthy non-consanguineous parents, born with congenital malformations, including bilateral cleft palate and lip, mild microphthalmia with iris coloboma and glaucoma of the right eye, and blepharophimosis with severe microphthalmia of the left eye. Spine radiograph and MRI showed first sacral hemivertebra with spina bifida,(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of Onyx has led us to adopt a new treatment approach for brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), using endovascular embolization with Onyx as the first line treatment with a curative intent. The aim of the present report is to evaluate our results using this strategy, with special emphasis on angiographic characteristics(More)
Treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain is challenging due to the size and location of the nidus-proper and its proximity to the cerebrovascular circulation. Recent advances in catheter techniques and new embolization materials such as Onyx (a liquid agent that is less adhesive and slowly polymerizing) have increased the probability of(More)