An “old” meta-analysis: coiling versus microsurgical clipping in the treatment of unruptured MCA aneurysms

Key point: To compare endovascular coiling with microsurgical clipping among adults with unruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAA) by conducting a meta-analysis. The widespread use of neurovascular imaging has increased the amount of intracranial aneurysms eccidentally detected. Although the lifetime risk of aneurysmal rupture in many cases is relatively small (approximately 1% per year), rupture Read more about An “old” meta-analysis: coiling versus microsurgical clipping in the treatment of unruptured MCA aneurysms[…]

Decreasing procedure times with a standardized approach to ELVO cases

Endovascular thrombectomy is now the standard of care for patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) in the anterior circulation. Good patients selection and rapid treatment are the key points of good outcome. All new trials show the importance of pre-procedural standardization. Ryan McTaggart et al. proposed an intra-procedural standardization to reduce time from initial groin Read more about Decreasing procedure times with a standardized approach to ELVO cases[…]

Preoperative embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors: current practice and center experience.

Pikis S, Itshayek E, Barzilay Y, Hasharoni A, Kaplan L, Gomori M, Cohen JE. Pubmed Preoperative transarterial embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors has been extensively used, and is considered to be a highly effective adjuvant technique in reducing intraoperative blood loss during surgery. Moreover, it has been reported to increase the feasibility and safety of Read more about Preoperative embolization of hypervascular spinal tumors: current practice and center experience.[…]