What are the indications for self-expanding covered stents in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Self-expanding or balloon-expandable covered stents may be used for treatment of selected carotid or vertebral artery pseudoaneurysms. [10] The Silk flow-diverter stent allows complete occlusion in most cases after 1 year of treatment, with 7.8% permanent morbidity and 3% mortality. [11]


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