Occlusion endovasculaire et traitement du vasospasme par voie percutanée

Béatrix Jean, Kenji Sugiu, Michel Muster, Daniel A. Rüfenacht

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Current available minimal invasive endovascular technology allows for percutaneous treatment of cerebral aneurysms and of vasospasm, the associated disease fo cerebral arteries secondary to subarachnoid hemorrhage. Multicentric evaluation of standardized treatment techniques using platinum coils have shown that a high success rate is now obtained for certain forms of aneurysms, mostly those which have a small base (4 mm or less) of implantation of the vessel. Treatment of arterial vasospasm by techniques including angioplasty using soft silicon ballons, or intraarterial application of spasmolytics, or both may be very successful, when performed prior to establishment of irreversible ischemic damage to the brain tissue. An intensive patient monitoring during the posthemorrhagic period is therefore critical for the correct timing of such a procedures.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalRevue Medicale de la Suisse Romande
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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