Brain Aneurysms | Updates on Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
In this video Omar Chouddhri, MD, Co-Director of Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery at Penn Medicine, offers an update on the management of patients diagnosed with brain aneurysms. A neurosurgeon, Dr. Choudhri provides a specialist’s insight on the aneurysmal disease, illustrating his discussion with art and images to render a comprehensive overview of the causes, pathology, epidemiology, burden, and risks of enraptured intracranial aneurysms. #PennMedicine #BrainAneurysm
PulseRider treatment of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm
Visish M. Srinivasan, MD, Aditya Vedantam, MD, and Peter Kan, MD, MPH Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas We present a case of a patient with an anterior communicating artery aneurysm treated by PulseRider-assisted coil embolization. PulseRider is a new device, FDA approved for treatment of broad-necked aneurysms of the basilar apex or internal carotid artery terminus. The aneurysm was broad-necked and involved the anterior communicating artery and was considered for traditional stent-assisted coiling as well as PulseRider-assisted coiling. The authors present the treatment plan and strategy and then fluoroscopic recording of the PulseRider delivery and subsequent coiling phase. Nuances of technique for this new device used in a challenging setting are discussed.
phenox | pCONUS | Bifurcation Aneurysm Implant
Find out more about the pCONUS Bifurcation Aneurysm Implant here: https://phenox.net/international/pconus-bifurcation-aneurysm-implant/ Hemorrhagic stroke treatment of bifurcation aneurysm with pCONUS Bifurcation Aneurysm Implant. The pCONus is a new category of intraluminal device intended to treat complex, wide neck intracranial bifurcation aneurysms. It is designed to support the coil mass at the level of the neck of those aneurysms that cannot be easily coiled or surgically treated. For information and general inquiries please contact: https://phenox.net/international/contact/
Endovascular Embolization or Coiling
Endovascular (meaning within the blood vessel) embolization, or coiling, uses the natural access to the brain through the bloodstream via arteries to diagnosis and treat brain aneurysms. The goal of the treatment is to safely seal off the aneurysm and stop further blood from entering into the aneurysm and increasing the risk of rupture or possibly rebleeding. A small incision is made over the artery and a needle is used to puncture the blood vessel. A sheath (hollow thin tube) is then placed in the artery, which provides constant access to the artery. This catheter sheath can remain in the artery for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, so that further interventions can be performed, if necessary. Using a catheter (hollow plastic tube) over a guiding wire, the artery leading to the aneurysm is selected. The wire is removed and the catheter is used to inject a contrast dye into the blood stream in order to visualize the normal blood vessels as well as delineate the aneurysm. The entire process is done using continual x-ray visualization and high-speed radiographic filming techniques. The doctor takes measurements and views of the aneurysm. Once the angiogram has detected the presence, size, and location of the aneurysm, a smaller "micro catheter" is then placed inside the initial catheter. Once the micro catheter is successfully navigated into the aneurysm opening, the coil system is introduced. Platinum coils are deposited into the aneurysm, reducing or blocking the flow of blood into the aneurysm. Once placed inside the aneurysm, a small electrical current is passed through the wire. As a result of this electrolysis, the coil detaches from the wire and remains inside the aneurysm. The wire is removed. It may take several coils to obliterate the aneurysm. In some cases the opening into the aneurysm may be wide, and a balloon or a small stent can be placed inside the blood vessel along the neck of the aneurysm to assist in the coiling procedure. If a balloon is used, it is deflated and removed at the end of the procedure. If a stent is used, it is implanted permanently into the artery, sometimes in a separate procedure, prior to coiling. The stent acts as a scaffold inside the artery to help keep the coils in place inside the aneurysm. After aneurysm packing with coils, the catheter systems are removed and the patient is transferred to the Intensive Care Unit for monitoring and further care.
Aneurysm Treatment with the Woven Endobridge (WEB) Device
The Woven Endobridge device (WEB) is a groundbreaking advance in the development of technology for the treatment of ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms. The WVU Stroke Center was among the first in the country to use this device in clinical trials, now available to the rest of the U.S. Ansaar Rai, MD, and SoHyun Boo, MD, explain how the WEB device is making the delicate treatment of aneurysms less risky.
Brain aneurysm survivor stories
Ruptured Brain Aneurysm | Dr. Olachi Mezu's Story
Patient Dr. Olachi Mezu suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while traveling from NYC home to Maryland. Watch her story as she talks about the care and treatment she received from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Dr. Judy Huang. Learn More: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/cerebrovascular/
Racing to Stop Damage from a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
Todd was 52 when he collapsed on a bike ride from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Fortunately, friends called for help – and the team at UH Neurological Institute was waiting. While 40 percent of ruptured aneurysms are fatal, Todd received treatment at UH Cleveland Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center. Learn why this improves a patient’s odds of survival, and what you can do to catch an undiagnosed aneurysm. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an unruptured aneurysm or has a family history of them, call 216-678-9125 to schedule a consultation with a neurological expert at UH. For more information on the UH Comprehensive Stroke Center: https://www.uhhospitals.org/services/neurology-and-neurosurgery-services/stroke-and-vascular/stroke
Meet Ella: From Brain Bleed to Coma to Survivor
At just 13 years old, Ella Griggs was diagnosed with a massive brain bleed and suffered right-side weakness and aphasia. But, today she is astounding her care team, family and friends in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Robotics Program with her continued progress in physical and speech-language therapies.