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Thrombosis of a basilar perforator aneurysm associated with pontine infarction in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Radiol Case Rep 2020 Jun 11;15(6):757-760. Epub 2020 Apr 11.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine, Tohoku University, 1-1 Seiryo-cho Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems. Cerebral aneurysm formation is a rare central nervous system manifestation of SLE and tends to present as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Here, we report a 34-year-old woman with SLE complicated by a thrombosed aneurysm that had arose at the origin of a perforating artery, thereby causing obstruction of the artery and subsequent development of pontine infarction. Read More

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Kosaki overgrowth syndrome: A novel pathogenic variant in PDGFRB and expansion of the phenotype including cerebrovascular complications.

Clin Genet 2020 07 4;98(1):19-31. Epub 2020 May 4.

Centre de Génétique et Centre de référence « Anomalies du Développement et Syndromes Malformatifs », Hôpital d'Enfants, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, Dijon, France.

Heterozygous activating variants in platelet-derived growth factor, beta (PDGFRB) are associated with phenotypes including Kosaki overgrowth syndrome (KOGS), Penttinen syndrome and infantile myofibromatosis (IM). Here, we present three new cases of KOGS, including a patient with a novel de novo variant c.1477A > T p. Read More

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From Perviousness to Plaque Imaging in Acute Basilar Occlusions: The Impact of Underlying Stenosis and How to Detect It.

Stroke 2020 03 29;51(3):766-774. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

From the Department of Neuroradiology (M.T.B., D.P., C.M., B.F., C.Z., T.B.-B.), Klinikum Rechts der Isar, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Background and Purpose- Recent studies show that mechanical thrombectomy of acute basilar artery occlusions (BAO) results in high rates of successful recanalization and good outcomes, but predictors are not completely established yet. Varying occlusion types may benefit differently, and especially, an underlying basilar stenosis (BS) seems to have an impact. Aim of this study was to investigate angiographic and clinical differences in BAO subtypes and to test the potential of perviousness measures for a preinterventional identification of clinically relevant different occlusion types. Read More

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Basilar artery thrombosis during sexual intercourse.

J Clin Neurosci 2020 Apr 22;74:238-240. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Neurology, Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany. Electronic address:

An ischemic stroke during sexual intercourse is very rare. A basilar artery thrombosis during sexual intercourse has not been described previously. We report a young woman with a life-threatening basilar artery thrombosis during sexual intercourse, with a resulting locked-in syndrome. Read More

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Timing of Thrombosis in Embolization of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms : Tirofiban as Rescue Treatment.

Clin Neuroradiol 2021 Mar 22;31(1):125-133. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 05505, Seoul, Korea (Republic of).

Purpose: Thrombosis is one of the main complications of endovascular treatment for unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA). This article reports the timing and initial location of thrombosis and prognosis after the use of tirofiban for performing coil embolization for UIA.

Methods: This study retrospectively collected 1686 cases of intracranial aneurysms treated with coil embolization from January 2013 to February 2018. Read More

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Diagnostic value of non-contrast brain computed tomography in the evaluation of acute cerebral venous thrombosis.

Sci Rep 2020 01 21;10(1):883. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Acute cerebral vein thrombosis is usually seen as increased attenuation in brain non-contrast computed tomography. It is so helpful to define measurable parameters for subjective evaluation of sinus thrombosis in non-enhanced brain computed tomography, especially where advanced neuroimaging techniques are not available. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of venobasilar attenuation ratio and venobasilar attenuation difference in the evaluation of acute cerebral venous sinuous thrombosis in non-enhanced brain CT scan. Read More

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January 2020

Internal Carotid Artery to Posterior Cerebral Artery Bypass for Fusiform Basilar Artery Aneurysm: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2020 01;18(1):E1

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Fusiform dolichoectatic basilar trunk aneurysms pose an immense surgical challenge because of the extremely eloquent tissue at risk during the procedure and the complex management strategies required to relieve mass effect on the brainstem. The patient presented in this case experienced progressive brainstem deterioration with quadraparesis and multiple cranial neuropathies. The patient underwent a modified orbitozygomatic craniotomy for visualization, and an end-to-side anastomosis between a radial artery interposition graft and the posterior cerebral artery was performed, followed by an end-to-side anastomosis of the interposition graft to the intracranial internal carotid artery. Read More

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January 2020

Flow Diversion for Treatment of Partially Thrombosed Aneurysms: A Multicenter Cohort.

World Neurosurg 2020 Mar 21;135:e164-e173. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Division of Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Teaching Hospital, Boston, USA.

Background: Partially thrombosed intracranial aneurysms (PTIA) represent a unique subset of intracranial aneurysms with an ill-defined natural history, posing challenges to standard management strategies. This study aims to assess the efficacy of flow diversion in the treatment of this pathology.

Methods: A retrospective review of patients with flow-diverted PTIA at 6 cerebrovascular centers was performed. Read More

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Cocaine as a rare cause of locked-in syndrome: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Nov 19;13(1):337. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 S. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA.

Introduction: In the United States, cocaine is a commonly used drug of abuse. It is also a recognized contributing factor for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. However, cocaine-induced basilar artery thrombosis has rarely been reported in the literature. Read More

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November 2019

Early postmarket results with PulseRider for treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms: a multicenter experience.

J Neurosurg 2019 Nov 8:1-10. Epub 2019 Nov 8.

Departments of1Neurosurgery and.

Objective: Traditionally, stent-assisted coiling and balloon remodeling have been the primary endovascular treatments for wide-necked intracranial aneurysms with complex morphologies. PulseRider is an aneurysm neck reconstruction device that provides parent vessel protection for aneurysm coiling. The objective of this study was to report early postmarket results with the PulseRider device. Read More

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November 2019

Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection and Basilar Artery Occlusion/Stroke in a 7-Year-Old Child: A Case Report.

J Pediatr Intensive Care 2019 Dec 24;8(4):233-237. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, California, United States.

Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) followed by basilar artery occlusion/stroke (BAO/BAS) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. We present a case report of a 7-year-old boy with VAD complicated by BAO/BAS 4 days after falling off a scooter. Symptoms included left-sided weakness and facial droop preceded by a 20-minute episode of altered sensorium. Read More

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December 2019

Persistent trigeminal artery in a patient with posterior circulation stroke treated with rt-PA: case report.

BMC Neurol 2019 Oct 27;19(1):257. Epub 2019 Oct 27.

Neurology Department, Hospital Pedro Hispano, ULS Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal.

Background: A persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) is a non-involuted embryonic vessel that connects the cavernous part of the internal carotid artery with the posterior circulation. In the adult it is associated with multiple pathological conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, ophthalmoplegia, hypopituitarism, intracavernous fistula, brain aneurysms and posterior circulation strokes. The latter may occur through steal phenomena or thrombosis in the anterior circulation. Read More

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October 2019

Significance of angiographic clot meniscus sign in mechanical thrombectomy of basilar artery stroke.

J Neurointerv Surg 2020 May 8;12(5):477-482. Epub 2019 Oct 8.

Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of).

Introduction: The relationship between the occlusive clot morphology and the efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in basilar artery occlusion (BAO) is not well known. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical significance of the clot meniscus sign in patients with acute BAO.

Methods: 89 patients with acute BAO who underwent MT were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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Direct thromboaspiration efficacy for mechanical thrombectomy is related to the angle of interaction between the aspiration catheter and the clot.

J Neurointerv Surg 2020 Apr 23;12(4):396-400. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Neuroradiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: Direct thromboaspiration has been reported as an effective mechanical treatment for acute ischemic stroke. We aimed to determine whether the angle of interaction between the aspiration catheter and the clot affects the success of clot removal in ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion in the anterior and posterior circulation.

Methods: All patients treated at our institution by direct thromboaspiration as a firstline technique between January 2016 and December 2017 were enrolled in the study. Read More

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Direct puncture of the V3 segment of the vertebral artery in acute basilar artery stroke: an alternative approach in desperate circumstances.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Aug 30;12(8). Epub 2019 Aug 30.

Interventional Neuroradiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.

A patient in his mid-40s presented with acute basilar artery thrombosis 7 hours postsymptom onset. Initial attempts to perform mechanical thrombectomy (MT) via the femoral and radial arterial approaches were unsuccessful as the left vertebral artery (VA) was occluded at its origin and the right VA terminated in the posterior inferior cerebellar artery territory, without contribution to the basilar system. MT was thus performed following ultrasound-guided direct arterial puncture of the left VA in its V3 segment, with antegrade advancement of a 4 French radial access sheath. Read More

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Treatment of posterior circulation strokes by mechanical thrombectomy with a stent-retriever: a retrospective observational study at a single center.

Radiologia (Engl Ed) 2020 Jan - Feb;62(1):51-58. Epub 2019 Aug 21.

Sección de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica, Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.

Objectives: To determine the rate of recanalization, functional outcome at three months, and independent prognostic factors in patients with posterior circulation strokes treated with stent-retrievers and to compare these results with those of patients in an earlier series treated with "classical methods".

Material And Methods: This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients with posterior circulation strokes treated with stent-retrievers at our center between December 1, 2011 and May 1, 2018. The main outcome variables were the rate of recanalization according to the Thrombosis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) scale and functional independence score 90 days after treatment according to the modified Rankin Scale (mRS). Read More

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December 2020

Basilar artery thrombosis in a 20-year-old pregnant patient - difficulties in establishing the aetiology.

Authors:
Piotr F Czempik

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2019 ;51(4):330-332

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

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Investigation of Radiation Exposure of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke during Mechanical Thrombectomy.

Rofo 2019 Dec 24;191(12):1099-1106. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology, Hospital of Dortmund gGmbH, Dortmund, Germany.

Purpose:  In radiological interventions, the skin is the most exposed organ. The aim of this study was to investigate the local dose exposure and the resulting risk of deterministic radiation effects for patients who underwent mechanichal thrombectomy.

Materials And Methods:  The examination protocols of 50 consecutive stroke patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy from September 2016 to April 2017 were evaluated in this study. Read More

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December 2019

Transposition of the left vertebral artery during endovascular stent-graft repair of the aortic arch.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 06 15;159(6):2189-2198.e1. Epub 2019 Jun 15.

Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Poliambulanza Foundation, Brescia, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to present our experience with the management of isolated left vertebral artery during hybrid aortic arch repairs with thoracic endovascular aortic repair completion.

Methods: This is a single-center, observational, cohort study. Between January 2007 and December 2018, 9 patients (4. Read More

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Saccular or dissecting aneurysms involving the basilar trunk: Endovascular treatment and clinical outcome.

Neurol Res 2019 Jul 2;41(7):671-677. Epub 2019 May 2.

g Department of Radiology , Gangnam Severance Hospital,Yonsei University College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.

: Basilar artery trunk aneurysms (BTAs) are a rare pathology and difficult to treat. We present our experience regarding angiographic results and clinical outcomes for 16 BTAs treated by reconstructive endovascular treatment (EVT) using stent or balloon. : Between January 2003 and December 2014, 15 patients (mean age, 58. Read More

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Therapy for acute basilar artery occlusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

F1000Res 2019 7;8:165. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty of Medicine, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2109, Australia.

This study aims to analyse the efficacy of different treatment methods for acute basilar artery occlusion, with an emphasis placed on evaluating the latest treatment methods.   A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to analyse the current data on the therapies available for treating acute basilar artery occlusion. A total of 102 articles were included. Read More

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Treatment of Wide-Neck Intracranial Aneurysms with the Woven EndoBridge Device Associated with Stenting: A Single-Center Experience.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2019 05 11;40(5):820-826. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

From the Neuroradiology Department, University Hospital Gui De Chauliac, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France.

Background And Purpose: The intrasaccular flow disruptor, the Woven EndoBridge device, is increasingly used for the treatment of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms. Due to unfavorable anatomy, additional stent placement is sometimes required to avoid Woven EndoBridge protrusion into bifurcation branches. We report our experience with the Woven EndoBridge associated with stent placement for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms. Read More

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Using the pCANvas neck-bridging device in treating a wide-necked aneurysm of the basilar tip.

Neuroradiol J 2019 Jun 3;32(3):193-199. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

2 Neurosurgery Department, UH St Ivan Rilski, Bulgaria.

Background And Importance: The endovascular treatment of recurrent wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms at the basilar tip remains very challenging. Many different techniques and devices have emerged in recent years as potential options but results remain less than controversial. The pCANvas is a relatively new device wielding neck-bridging properties with a haemodynamically active membrane acting as blood flow disrupter. Read More

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Mechanical Thrombectomy in Subtypes of Basilar Artery Occlusion: Relationship to Recanalization Rate and Clinical Outcome.

Radiology 2019 06 26;291(3):730-737. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

From the Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, South Korea.

Background Acute stroke because of basilar artery occlusion (BAO) represents 1% of all ischemic strokes. However, recanalization rates and treatment outcome for the different pathologic subtypes of BAO stroke are not fully understood. Purpose To compare the recanalization rate and clinical outcomes of mechanical thrombectomy in different subtypes of BAO. Read More

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Use of the PulseRider Device in the Treatment of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: A Case Series.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jul 9;127:e149-e154. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Neurosurgery & Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Background: Wide-necked intracranial aneurysms present unique treatment challenges in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage. New generations of endoluminal devices (stents) have expanded our ability to treat complex aneurysms. The PulseRider Aneurysm Neck Reconstruction Device (PulseRider [Cerenovus, Irvine, California, USA]) is new to the U. Read More

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Basilar Occlusion and Rupture Secondary to Rare Fungal Sinusitis.

World Neurosurg 2019 05 15;125:217-221. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Lyerly Neurosurgery/Baptist Health, Baptist Neurological Institute, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Background: Intracranial vascular infections of fungal etiology are extremely rare. Most cases occur in immunocompromised patients with invasive fungal disease, most commonly originating in the paranasal sinuses or the lungs. Granulomatous invasive rhinosinusitis, which is extremely rare in North America, has been reported to affect immunocompetent patients in most cases, and its causative strain has potential to invade the intracranial arteries. Read More

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Pipeline Embolization of an Infectious Basilar Artery Aneurysm in a 2-Year-Old Child: Case Report, Discussion of the Literature and Perioperative Considerations.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2019 11;17(5):E224-E228

Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Background And Importance: Flow diversion of intracranial aneurysms has been rarely described in the pediatric population. Here we discuss the technical and perioperative complexities inherent in the flow diversion of an infectious basilar apex aneurysm in a 2-yr-old child with significant medical comorbidities.

Clinical Presentation: Following judicious oral administration of dual anti-platelet agents and intra-arterial administration of calcium channel blockers to treat vasospasm, standard endovascular procedures were used to place a flow diverting stent across the neck of a rapidly enlarging infectious aneurysm of the basilar apex. Read More

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November 2019

Endovascular management of basilar artery occlusion secondary to fusiform aneurysm with intraluminal thrombus.

Neurosurg Focus 2019 01;46(Suppl_1):V2

Acute basilar artery occlusion is one of the most devastating subtypes of ischemic stroke with an extremely high morbidity and mortality rate. The most common causes include embolism, large-artery atherosclerosis, penetrating small-artery disease, and arterial dissection. The heart and vertebral arteries are the main source of emboli in embolic basilar occlusions. Read More

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January 2019

Postoperative Antiplatelet Therapy in the Treatment of Complex Basilar Apex Aneurysms Implementing Hunterian Ligation and Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass: Review of the Literature with an Illustrative Case Report.

World Neurosurg 2019 Mar 8;123:113-122. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Electronic address:

Large broad-based basilar artery (BA) apex aneurysms involving multiple arterial origins are complex lesions commonly not amenable to direct clipping or endovascular management. BA proximal (Hunterian) occlusion with extracranial-to-intracranial bypass is a supported strategy if 1 or both posterior communicating arteries are small. Hunterian ligation risks sudden aneurysm thrombosis and thromboembolism in the perforator-rich BA apex. Read More

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Optical Coherence Tomography of Spontaneous Basilar Artery Dissection in a Patient With Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Front Neurol 2018 16;9:858. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

The diagnosis of intracranial arterial dissection (IAD) may be challenging and multimodal imaging techniques are often needed to confirm the diagnosis. Previous studies have based their criteria for diagnosis of IAD on conventional angiography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging. We report a case with acute ischemic stroke due to spontaneous basilar artery dissection in which intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to show features of IAD. Read More

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October 2018