Could late rebleeding overturn the superiority of cranial aneurysm coil embolization over clip ligation seen in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial?

@article{Mitchell2008CouldLR,
  title={Could late rebleeding overturn the superiority of cranial aneurysm coil embolization over clip ligation seen in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial?},
  author={Patrick J M Mitchell and Richard R Kerr and Alexander David Mendelow and A Molyneux},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={437-42}
}
OBJECT The present purpose is to define the sensitivity of the superiority of coil embolization observed in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) according to the rate of late rebleeding over a reasonable range, and to find the range of rebleeding rates for which it may be overturned. In the ISAT, coil embolization appears to be safer than clip ligation at 1 year, and clip occlusion has better long-term efficacy at preventing rebleeding. This leaves open the question of which is… CONTINUE READING