Cerebral aneurysms are weakened, balloon like dilations of the intracranial vessels. Rupture of these swelled vessels, with a prevalence of 1 to 5% not uncommon , is associated with a high mortality and morbidity . Clipping (by craniotomy) or coiling (passing platinum wires into the aneurysm) is often performed to reduce the risk of rupture. Coiling of wide necked or fusiform aneurysms, which is not easily achieved without risk of coil displacement, is often assisted by placement of intracranial stents, serving as a scaffold for the platinum coils. Cerebral stents can be of either closed or open cell design. Both designs have shown to be successful at assisting coiling, yet each design has its own strengths and weaknesses .
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Virtual Deployment of Self-Expanding Stents in Aneurysmatic Intracranial Vessels: Do Stent Design and Vessel Geometry Matter?
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Iannaccone, F, De Bock, S, De Santis, G, De Beule, M, Mortier, P, Vermassen, F, Segers, P, & Verhegghe, B. "Virtual Deployment of Self-Expanding Stents in Aneurysmatic Intracranial Vessels: Do Stent Design and Vessel Geometry Matter?." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 481-482. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80476
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