Postoperative aneurysm remnants: endovascular treatment as an alternative to further surgery

Research paper by L. Pierot, A. Boulin, A. Visot, M. Dupuy, S. Gaillard, P.-J. Derome

Indexed on: 01 May '99Published on: 01 May '99Published in: Neuroradiology


Because further surgery on postoperative aneurysm remnants can be difficult and lead to significant morbidity and mortality, endovascular treatment, using controlled detachable coils, was performed in three patients with such remnants. The endovascular approach was technically more difficult in these cases than in previously untreated patients. In one case, the “remodelling” technique was necessary. Given the successful outcome in these patients, endovascular treatment can be proposed as an alternative to another operation, when further surgery appears too risky or is refused by the patient.