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Title

Advances in interventional neuroradiology

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Date

5-2009

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Brain Ischemia; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Endarterectomy, Carotid; Humans; Intracranial Aneurysm; Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations; Intracranial Embolism; Neurology; Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; Radiology; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Risk Factors; Stents; Stroke; Treatment Outcome; Vasospasm, Intracranial

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

In 2008 we witnessed a rapid advancement in stent technology, which is reflected in the high number of case reports, publications of case series, and randomized trials. Stents not only served for a combined intrasaccular and extrasaccular treatment of challenging aneurysms but also assisted the revascularization in acute and chronic ischemic conditions of the neurovascular system. Although a self-expanding nitinol semiopen cell stent is currently used for intracranial occlusive disease, a new retrievable closed-cell designed stent is widely used for aneurysms because of its easy delivery through a microcatheter in frequently tortuous head and neck as well as cerebrovascular circulation (Figure 1). However, despite numerous publications in the field, the widespread acceptance of the use of stents to routinely treat carotid stenosis awaits the results of the multicenter randomized clinical trials that should be available in 2009. The role of interventional neuroradiology in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke continues to expand and excite interest.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Stroke. 2009 May;40(5):e305-12. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

19398765