Middle ear aneurysm treated with an innovative, vessel-preserving, aneurysm-occluding stent

Laryngoscope. 2010 Apr;120(4):796-9. doi: 10.1002/lary.20811.


Middle ear aneurysms are rare and difficult to treat. An innovative, parent vessel-preserving, aneurysm occlusion stent is a treatment alternative. It redirects blood flow away from the aneurysm, resulting in stasis within, and ultimate aneurysm thrombosis. Concurrent coiling is not needed with this stent, eliminating the risk of coils extruding or migrating, or acting as a nidus for infection in the middle ear. We review a successful treatment using this device.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ear, Middle / blood supply*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Stents*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed