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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1151-1156

Management of recurrent aneurysms after endovascular coiling: A Fujita experience


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Bantane Hospital, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan
4 Department of Neurosurgery, MGM Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Neurosurgery, College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe
6 Department of Neurosurgery, Asahikawa Redcross Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan

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Dr Raja K Kutty
Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_105_19

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Introduction: Microsurgical clipping and Endovascular coiling (EC) are both effective alternatives in the management of intracranial aneurysms. EC has been shown to be associated with the risk of recurrent aneurysm (RA) growth. Considering the minimally invasive nature of this procedure, the management of intracranial aneurysms has been skewed toward EC, especially in the developed world. In this scenario, there has been an upsurge of RAs after EC. Since the optimal management of these RAs has not been defined, they pose a unique challenge to the treating surgeons. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to elucidate the optimal management of RAs after EC. Materials and Methods: Medical records of all patients who underwent surgery for RAs were reviewed from the period January 2014 to March 2019. The demographic and angiographic patterns of the patients and operative techniques and complications were studied. The outcome was dichotomized into good and bad depending on the Glasgow outcome scale (GOS). Results: There were four cases of RAs operated in our institution between the above-mentioned period. There were varied differences between the initial coiling and time to recurrences. All four patients were operated under neuromonitoring. Three underwent clipping and one patient underwent clipping with bypass. All four patients had good outcome with a GOS of 5/5. Conclusion: Operations for RAs constitute many technical challenges and require a lot of expertise. Such surgeries are recommended in high-volume centers, with sufficient experience in both clipping and cerebral bypass.


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