Clinical presentation and outcomes of coil embolization of remnant or recurred intracranial aneurysm after clipping

Byung Moon Kim, Dong Joon Kim, Dong Ik Kim, Sung Il Park, Sang Hyun Suh, Yu Sam Won

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Objective: To evaluate clinical presentation, safety, techniques, clinical and angiographic outcomes, and prognostic factors of coiling for remnant/recurred aneurysm after clipping. Methods: Twenty-four consecutive patients (11 men and 13 women; mean age, 52 years) with 24 recurred/remnant aneurysms after clipping underwent coil embolization between September 2000 and December 2008. Clinical presentations of remnant/recurred aneurysms, safety, techniques, clinical and angiographic outcomes, and prognostic factors of coil embolization were retrospectively evaluated. Results: Twenty-two aneurysms initially presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage and the other two, with mass effect. Eight aneurysms presented with rebleeding and 16 aneurysms were found on follow-up CT angiogram (n = 12) or catheter angiogram (n = 4). The interval between clipping and coiling ranged from 8 days to 114 months (mean, 31 months). Twelve were treated by using single-catheter, 6 by stent-assisted, 4 by multicatheter, 1 by both balloon- and catheter-assisted, and 1 by balloon-in-stent technique. Immediate postembolization angiogram revealed complete obliteration (n = 19) or residual neck (n = 5). Procedure-related permanent morbidity and mortality rates were 4.2% (1 of 24) and 0%, respectively. There was no rebleeding during clinical follow-up for 3 to 82 months (mean, 24 months). Presentation with rupture after clipping was the only significant predictor of poor outcome (P < .05). Conclusion: Coiling seems to be a safe and effective retreatment option for remnant/ recurred aneurysm after clipping. Presentation with rupture after clipping is the only predictor of poor outcome. For routine/regular follow-up after clipping, CT angiography may be the imaging modality advisable for detection of remnant/recurred aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1133
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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