Selected in Journal of Neurosurgery by NEKI Hiroaki
Authors: Wang J, Liu XF, Li BM, Li S, Cao XY, Liang YP, Ge AL, Feng HM
Reference: J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;126(1):45-51
Published: January 2017
The development of flow-diverter stents has provided innovative progress for intracranial aneurysmal treatment, particularly in the treatment of wide-necked, large and giant, or “nonsaccular” fusiform aneurysms. VFA is classified as “nonsaccular” fusiform aneurysm. Nevertheless, VFAs are well known as very difficult aneurysms to treat. This parallel stent placement technique may become one procedure for VFAs.
This parallel stent placement technique is a creative and interesting procedure. I suppose that the concept of this procedure is not a flow-diversion but a reinforcement of the arterial wall. The concept of this procedure is different from the conventional treatment.
This study has some limitations due to a small number of patients and a relatively short follow-up duration. Further investigation and clinical trials are required.