Laryngoscope 2010 Apr;120(4):796-9
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Middle ear aneurysms are rare and difficult to treat. An innovative, parent vessel-preserving, aneurysm occlusion stent is a treatment alternative. It redirects blood flow away from the aneurysm, resulting in stasis within, and ultimate aneurysm thrombosis. Concurrent coiling is not needed with this stent, eliminating the risk of coils extruding or migrating, or acting as a nidus for infection in the middle ear. We review a successful treatment using this device.