Samer G. Zammar

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OBJECTIVE To assess indications, complications, clinical outcomes, and technical nuances of microsurgical treatment of previously coiled intracranial aneurysms. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from January 1990 to December 2013. English-language articles reporting on microsurgical(More)
We describe the novel use of a double lumen balloon catheter for venous sinus thrombolysis and venoplasty. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a rare disease that is usually treated with medical anticoagulation. In certain refractory cases, surgical or endovascular thrombolysis and thrombectomy may be required. A 48 year-old man on anticoagulation for(More)
OBJECTIVE Middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAAs) are regularly treated by both microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling. We performed a systematic meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of these 2 methods. METHODS Literature was reviewed for all studies reporting angiographic occlusion and/or functional outcomes in adults with(More)
We report the case of a 62-year-old female who presented for stent-assistant coiling of an incidental 11-mm complex bilobed left superior hypophyseal internal carotid artery aneurysm. A microcatheter was navigated into the aneurysm and trapped by a 37-mm stent. Using three-dimensional and two-dimensional coils, the elongated aneurysm was coiled. The bigger(More)
of depressed hippocampal LFP activity. Afterdischarges were less likely to be induced by direct hippocampal stimulation during periods when the hippocampal LFP had already been suppressed with preceding preparatory stimulation. Evoked potentials produced in the hippocampus by thalamic stimulation were also suppressed when preparatory direct hippocampal(More)