Assessment of transcranial color-coded duplex sonography for the surveillance of intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils.

@article{Turner2003AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of transcranial color-coded duplex sonography for the surveillance of intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils.},
  author={Carole L. Turner and J. P. Higgins and Peter John Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={866-71; discussion 871-2}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) and the effect of an ultrasonographic contrast agent in the long-term surveillance of intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils. METHODS Forty-six studies were obtained in patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with coils. All studies were obtained within 2 months of surveillance digital subtraction angiograms, which was adopted as the standard for… CONTINUE READING

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