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Endovascular treatment of wide-necked visceral artery aneurysms using the neurovascular comaneci neck-bridging device: a technical report

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posted on 2017-11-01, 00:00 authored by Julian MaingardJulian Maingard, Terry Kok, Emma Phelan, Caitriona Logan, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Mark Brooks, Ronil V Chandra, Michael J Lee, Hamed AsadiHamed Asadi
INTRODUCTION: Visceral and renal artery aneurysms (VRAAs) are an uncommon clinical entity but carry a risk of rupture with associated morbidity and mortality. The rupture risk is particularly high when the aneurysms are large, of unfavourable morphology or in the setting of pregnancy and perioperative period. Endovascular approaches are now first line in the treatment of VRAA, but conventional techniques may be ineffective in excluding aneurysms with unfavourable anatomy such as those with wide necks or at arterial bifurcation points. The neurovascular Comaneci neck-bridging device is used to temporarily cover the neck of intracranial aneurysms without occluding forward arterial flow during endovascular coiling. We report the novel use of the Comaneci neck-bridging device for the treatment of complex peripheral VRAAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe the treatment of two patients with renal and splenic artery aneurysms demonstrating unfavourable anatomic morphology for conventional endovascular approaches. RESULTS: In the first patient, the renal artery aneurysm was situated at the intrarenal bifurcation of the main renal artery in the setting of a solitary kidney. In the second patient, the splenic artery aneurysm was situated close to the splenic hilum at the distal splenic arterial bifurcation. The Comaneci neck-bridging device was successfully used in both cases to assist coil embolisation with visceral preservation. CONCLUSIONS: The Comaneci neck-bridging device is potentially safe and effective for the treatment of peripheral VRAA with unfavourable anatomic characteristics that would have been deemed unsuitable for treatment using conventional techniques. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 4, Technical Report.



CardioVascular and interventional radiology






1784 - 1791




Cham, Switzerland







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C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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