TITLE

Endovascular Management of Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Initial Experience

AUTHOR(S)
Zhao, Z.-W.; Deng, J.-P.; Gao, L.; Gao, G.-D.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Interventional Neuroradiology;Sep2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p253
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the endovascular management of posterior cerebral artery aneurysms and compare the efficacy and safety of selective aneurysmal coiling and parent artery occlusion.We reviewed all cases with cerebral aneurysms and attention was paid to the patients with posterior cerebral artery aneurysms. Among 550 aneurysms, eight aneurysms in eight patients were located on the posterior cerebral artery, three of which presented with SAH, whereas five presented with different degrees of headache. Seven were located at the P2 segment and one at the P3 segment. One was a giant serpentine aneurysm, two were giant sac aneurysms, two were large and three were small.All aneurysms were successfully treated, five with selective aneurysmal coiling and three with parent artery occlusion. Two patients presenting with headache with giant aneurysms had suffered an aggravated headache for two weeks which then resolved. Others had an uneventful recovery. All patients were followed from 12 months to 56 months. Four selective aneurysmal coiling aneurysms received digital subtraction angiography, two of which needed another treatment and one was treated with parent artery occlusion, one of which recanalized slightly and one of which had further thrombosis. No rebleeding or any other symptom occurred.Whether selective aneurysmal coiling or parent artery occlusion was performed, endovascular management of PCA aneurysms was a safe and effective method. Under some conditions, parent artery occlusion was better than selective aneurysmal coiling.
ACCESSION #
102226232

 

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