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Endovascular treatment for unruptured intracranial aneurysms in elderly patients: Single-center report

Title
Endovascular treatment for unruptured intracranial aneurysms in elderly patients: Single-center report
Authors
Hwang S.-K.Hwang G.Oh C.W.Jin S.-C.Park H.Bang J.S.Kwon O.-K.
Ewha Authors
황승균
SCOPUS Author ID
황승균scopus
Issue Date
2011
Journal Title
American Journal of Neuroradiology
ISSN
0195-6108JCR Link
Citation
vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1087 - 1090
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal management of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms remains controversial in elderly populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate technical results and clinical outcomes in a single center of consecutive elderly patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with endovascular embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2003 and February 2010, 96 patients older than 70 years (men, 16 patients; women, 80 patients; mean age, 73 years) with 122 saccular unruptured intracranial aneurysms were treated in our hospital with an endovascular approach. The endovascular procedures and technique, angiographic follow-up, and complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Successful embolizations without complications were completed in 95.9%. Five patients had procedure-related events, including thromboembolism in 1 patient, aneurysm perforation during the procedure in 1, and 3 postoperative transient minor symptoms (headache, otalgia, and trigeminal pain) in 3. The degree of occlusion of the treated aneurysm was complete in 46.7%; there was a small neck remnant in 40.9% and residual filling in 12.2%. Imaging (MR angiography) follow-up was performed in 68.7% of the patients. The mean follow-up duration was 19.4 months (range, 5-57 months). Fifty-five patients (93.9%) showed no interval change of the residual neck. Four (6%) demonstrated recanalizations, all of which were successfully recoiled. CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in patients older than 70 years of age appears to be safe. Favorable outcomes with low morbidities may replace surgery or conservative treatment as an active management alternative.
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A2458
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