Treatment of carotid siphon aneurysms with a microcell stent: A case report

Marco Leonardi, M. Dall'Olio, C. Princiotta, L. Simonetti

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The treatment of giant, large, multiple or wide-necked carotid siphon aneurysms has always represented a challenge for neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists. Very recently the use of stents with tiny holes has been proposed by two companies: Balt Silk Stent in Europe and Pipeline in America. We have used the Silk stent on a few patients and describe our first case who now has an eleven month follow-up. The carotid siphon presented three converging aneurysms sharing a very large common neck. The Silk stent (Balt Extrusion, Montmorency, France) was deployed through a 4F Bait introducer. The procedure was uneventful and very quick. As soon as the stent was positioned contrast medium stagnation was displayed within the aneurysm. The patient's post-operative course was normal and she was discharged three days later in good health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Intracranial stenting
  • Siphon aneurysms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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