"Cross-over" technique for horizontal stenting of an internal carotid bifurcation aneurysm using a new self-expandable stent: Technical case report

Goetz Benndorf, Richard P. Klucznik, Denise Meyer, Charles M. Strother, Michel E. Mawad

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: To describe the use of a newly available self-expandable stent in a cross-over approach for treatment of a large, wide-necked carotid termination aneurysm. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old hypertensive woman presenting with mild headaches underwent computed tomography, which showed a nonruptured aneurysm of the left internal carotid artery. She subsequently underwent cerebral angiography, confirming that the aneurysm was located at the left terminal carotid segment with a wide neck. INTERVENTION: Using a cross-over approach from the contralateral internal carotid artery, a new self-expandable stent was advanced through the anterior communicating artery and placed horizontally across the aneurysm neck. Aneurysm occlusion was performed by subsequent trans-stent catheterization of the aneurysm and coil packing. CONCLUSION: Successful stent placement allowed subtotal coil occlusion of the aneurysm with a good anatomic and clinical result. No complications were encountered. The new self-expandable stent is a highly flexible, low-profile device that can be safely navigated through tortuous intracranial vessels even in a crossover technique. Its radial force and closed cell design is suitable for stent-assisted coiling and may be superior to stents with an open cell design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume58
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cross-over
  • Self-expandable stent
  • Stent assisted coiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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