Linear stent-assisted coiling: another way to treat very wide-necked intracranial aneurysms

Neuroradiology. 2011 Jun;53(6):457-9. doi: 10.1007/s00234-010-0792-4. Epub 2010 Nov 19.


We report a new technique of "linear" stent-assisted coiling for the endovascular treatment (EVT) of a large and very wide-necked unruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation aneurysm in a 45-year-old man. Two self-expandable stents were delivered within the MCA bifurcation branches with both proximal stent ends facing each other within the MCA bifurcation. Thanks to this linear stents placement, complete aneurysm neck coverage was obtained in order to safely coil the sac.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Middle Cerebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome