Complications in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with silk stents: An analysis of 30 consecutive patients

L. Cirillo, Marco Leonardi, M. Dall'Olio, C. Princiotta, A. Stafa, L. Simonetti, F. Toni, R. Agati

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Flow-diverting stents (Silk and PED) have radically changed the approach to intracranial aneurysm treatment from the use of endosaccular materials to use of an extraaneurysmal endoluminal device. However, much debate surrounds the most appropriate indications for the use of FD stents and the problems raised by several possible complications. We analysed our technical difficulties and the early (less than ten days after treatment) and late complications encountered in 30 aneurysms treated comprising 13 giant lesions, 12 large, five with maximum diameters

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-425
Number of pages13
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012



  • Brain aneurysms
  • Complications
  • Flow diverting stent
  • Indications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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