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Preliminary experience with self-expanding closed-cell stent placement in small arteries less than 2 mm in diameter for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms

 Joonho Chung  ;  Sang Hyun Suh  ;  Chang Ki Hong  ;  Jin Yang Joo  ;  Yong Cheol Lim  ;  Yong Sam Shin  ;  Yong Bae Kim 
 Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol.122(6) : 1503-1510, 2015 
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 Journal of Neurosurgery 
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OBJECT: The purpose of this study was to report the authors' preliminary experience using self-expanding closed-cell stents deployed in small arteries (< 2 mm in diameter) to treat intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: A total of 31 patients were studied. All subjects met the following criteria: 1) they received an Enterprise stent for treatment of a wide-necked aneurysm or a dissecting aneurysm or as part of a stent-salvage procedure; and 2) they had an Enterprise stent deployed in a small parent artery (< 2 mm in diameter) that had no atherosclerotic stenosis. Procedure-related complications and follow-up sizes of the parent arteries were evaluated for safety and patency. RESULTS: There were 16 ruptured aneurysms and 15 unruptured aneurysms. Three (9.7%) of the 31 patients experienced procedure-related complications, and they all were asymptomatic. Follow-up angiography was performed in 27 patients (87.1%) (at a mean 15.5 months after surgery). Parent arteries with 2 acute angles (n = 4) were occluded in 3 cases (75.0%), and those with no acute angles (n = 13) or 1 acute angle (n = 6) showed 100% patency on follow-up angiography. There was a significant difference between the follow-up sizes (mean 1.72 ± 0.30 mm) of parent arteries and their sizes (mean 1.59 ± 0.26 mm) before treatment (95% CI - 0.254 to - 0.009 mm; p = 0.037, paired-samples t-test). CONCLUSIONS: In the current series the deployment of self-expanding closed-cell stents in small arteries was safe and resulted in good patency, especially when the stents were deployed in segments of the parent artery with no acute angles or only 1 acute angle.
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김용배(Kim, Yong Bae) ; 서상현(Suh, Sang Hyun) ; 정준호(Chung, Joon Ho) ; 주진양(Joo, Jin Yang) ; 홍창기(Hong, Chang Ki)
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