Aneurysm Rupture After Flow Diversion with a Braided Stent

  • Vipul GuptaEmail author


A 52-year-old lady presented with headaches and feeling of weakness of all four limbs. On examination patient had a power of 3+/5 in the upper and lower limbs and gait ataxia. MRI revealed giant aneurysm compressing upon the brain stem (Fig. 44.1a). DSA showed a giant fusiform aneurysm involving mid and lower third of the basilar artery trunk (Fig. 44.1b). Case was planned for overlapping Leo stent placement to create flow diversion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurointerventional Surgery, Stroke UnitArtemis Agrim Institute of NeuroscienceGurgaonIndia

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