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Basilar Artery Bifurcation Aneurysm: Giant Basilar Bifurcation Aneurysm, Mass Effect, Stent-Assisted Coil Occlusion with a Single Enterprise Stent, Complete Long-Term Occlusion, Good Clinical Outcome

  • Michael Kirsch
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Abstract

A 47-year-old man presented with an aggravation of a previously known cervical spine-degeneration related neck pain and a new headache in November 2013. MRI revealed a 26 × 19 mm, eccentric, posterior-oriented basilar bifurcation aneurysm with an ill-defined neck, occupying the interpeduncular fossa with mass effect on the crura cerebri and the midbrain but with no perianeurysmal edema or subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aneurysm was treated by endovascular coil occlusion with HydroCoils (MicroVention) and bare platinum coils, assisted by a single Enterprise stent (Cerenovus). DSA follow-up over four years confirmed the complete obliteration of the aneurysm, while the P1 segments of each posterior cerebral artery (PCA) remained patent. The main topic of this presentation is the different ways to achieve permanent occlusion in large and giant aneurysms, among them the use of HydroCoils and the merits of stent-assisted coiling.

Keywords

Basilar artery bifurcation aneurysm Giant aneurysm 3D HydroCoils Stent-assisted coiling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie und Neuroradiologie, Universitätsmedizin GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

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