We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented with a small fusiform left superior cerebellar artery (SCA) aneurysm. Aneurysms located on the SCA are uncommon and their presentation, natural history and clinical management are poorly understood. Reports on the endovascular or surgical management of SCA aneurysms are rare and usually incorporated in clinical series of basilar artery or posterior circulation aneurysms. The patient was treated by delivery of a flow-diverter Pipeline Embolization Device (PET) - Chestnut Medical/ev3) at the origin of vessel. She had no procedural complications and the aneurysm volume was reduced. This paper presents additional evidence to literature reports suggesting that the new endovascular flow-diverter devices are an effective and well-tolerated treatment for complex aneurysms. Our review contributes data on the incidence of recurrence as a measure of long-term efficacy of this therapeutic approach.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/197140091302600313|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84883013236|
|Titolo:||Endovascular treatment of a small aneurysm of the superior cerebellar artery with a flow-diverter device. A case report|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|