Y-stent-assisted coil embolisation of wide-necked aneurysms using a new fully retrievable and detachable intracranial stent: report of two cases

Malays J Med Sci. 2011 Oct;18(4):91-7.


Endovascular treatment of wide-necked aneurysms poses a challenge for the endovascular therapist. The Y-stent-assisted technique has been used for stent-assisted coil embolisation for wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms. This technique has been described for basilar tip aneurysms and middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysms using Neuroform and Enterprise stents. We report 2 cases of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms that were treated with Y-stent-assisted coil embolisation using a new, fully retrievable and detachable intracranial stent (Solitaire AB™). We describe the advantages of a fully retrievable and detachable stent and its feasibility of forming a Y configuration.

Keywords: endovascular techniques; intracranial aneurysm; neurosurgery; stents; therapeutic embolisation.

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  • Case Reports