Single flow diverter to manage multiple intracranial aneurysms in a parent artery

Chien Hui Lee, Chao Bao Luo*, Yen Chun Lai, Feng Chi Chang, Chung Jung Lin


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Background: Endovascular coil embolization has become an important method in the management of intracranial aneurysm. However, simultaneously coiling multiple intracranial aneurysms (MIAs) in unilateral parent artery in one-stage may fail or insufficient in geographic difficult aneurysm. Flow diverter (FD) has the potential to manage MIAs with nonamenable to coiling. Herein, we report periprocedural morphologic change and outcomes using single FD to manage unruptured MIAs in a parent artery. Methods: Over a 3-year period, a total of 63 patients with 126 MIAs successful managed by single FD with complete angiographic follow-up. There were 49 women and 14 men, with ages ranging from 42 to 77 years (mean: 59 years). We retrospectively assessed the clinical data, aneurysm characteristic, angiographic and clinical outcomes of all patients and compared with 171 patients with single aneurysm managed by FD. Results: Sixty-one patients with 118 aneurysms (94%) located in internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery (n = 4, 3%), two patients with four aneurysms (4%) were found in the basilar artery. The mean aneurysm size was 5.6 mm (range from 1.8 to 38 mm). Mean angiographic follow-up was 14 months. Complete obliteration of aneurysm was achieved in 102 aneurysms (83%), subtotal or partial aneurysm obliteration was demonstrated in 18 aneurysms (15%), unchanged aneurysm morphology in three (2%). Aneurysm morphology synchronized alteration in 55 patients (87%), other eight patients (13%) with 16 aneurysms showed different morphologic alteration in angiographic follow-up. Four patients (6.3%) had intraprocedural ischemic complication. During the follow-up period, 61 patients (97%) were neurologic stable; there was no hemorrhagic or ischemic event. Conclusion: Single FD was feasible to treat MIAs in a parent artery with both effective and safe in one-stage management. Most aneurysms synchronized alteration of morphology in a mid-term follow-up. The procedure was almost the same with FD managing single aneurysm, but longer FD is needed in MIAs.

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期刊Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
出版狀態Published - 1 3月 2023


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