One hundred and seventy patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms were treated by coil embolization from September 1997 to December 2002. After January 2000, coil embolization was selected as the first-choice treatment for ruptured aneurysms. During this period, the authors investigated the number of aborted cases, the number of complications, and how many patients could be treated by coil embolization according to the locations of ruptured cerebral aneurysms. One hundred and ninety-five sessions were performed on 170 patients, and 13 sessions (6.7%) were aborted mainly because of the difficulty of the approach and the wide necks of the aneurysms. In four patients, although procedural perforation and haemorrhage occurred, the outcome was good or excellent. Eight poor-grade patients experienced haemorrhage after coil embolization and seven patients died. The volume embolization ratios of small and large aneurysms were 27% and 21 %, and the recanalization of small and large aneurysms occurred in 9% and 38% of patients, respectively. From January 2000 to Decembmer 2002, 119 (66%) of 180 ruptured cerebral aneurysms were treated by coil embolization. According to the location of aneurysms, 89% vertebrobasilar, 87% anterior cerebral, 65% internal carotid and 24% middle cerebral artery aneurysms could be treated by coil embolization. Because the tight packing of large aneurysms was difficult, the recanalization rate of large aneurysms was high. However, the results of small aneurysms were satisfactory. Almost 90% of vertebrobasilar and anterior cerebral artery aneurysms could be treated by coil embolization.
- Cerebral aneurysm
- Endovascular surgery
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine