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October 22, 2017

Category: Aneurysm

Most bifurcation aneurysms can be treated using a straightforward, single-stent technique, according to research published online June 22, 2017, ahead of print in Neurosurgery.

The authors propose a simple scoring system that interventionalists can use to help identify those few aneurysms likely to require a more complex treatment approach.

To Neurovascular Exchange, lead author Ajith J. Thomas, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA), said that stenting is a common, time-tested treatment modality for aneurysms but that bifurcation aneurysms pose a special challenge.

‚ÄúThere are two arms, and putting in a stent may not cover both…

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