Treatment failure of fetal posterior communicating artery aneurysms with the pipeline embolization device
Department of Radiology
Cardiovascular Diseases | Nervous System Diseases | Radiology | Surgery
Aneurysms that involve the internal carotid artery and posterior communicating artery junction and incorporate a fetal posterior cerebral artery are known as fetal posterior communicating artery aneurysms. We report the outcomes of four patients with fetal posterior communicating artery aneurysms who underwent treatment with the pipeline embolization device with or without adjunctive coil embolization. In our study, all four patients failed to achieve aneurysm occlusion at the last follow-up evaluation. Based on our results, we currently do not recommend the use of the flow diverter for the treatment of fetal posterior communicating artery aneurysms.
Aneurysm, Artery, Flow Diverter
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Citation: J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Sep 11. pii: neurintsurg-2015-011959. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011959. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of neurointerventional surgery
Kan, Peter; Duckworth, Edward; Puri, Ajit S.; Velat, Greg; and Wakhloo, Ajay K., "Treatment failure of fetal posterior communicating artery aneurysms with the pipeline embolization device" (2015). Radiology Publications and Presentations. 156.