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Republished: Late recurrence of a completely occluded large intracranial aneurysm treated with a Tubridge flow diverter
  1. Xiaoxi Zhang,
  2. Nan Lv,
  3. Chi Wang,
  4. Wei Cao,
  5. Jianmin Liu,
  6. Qinghai Huang
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Q Huang, Department of Neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Changhai Road 168, Shanghai 200433, China; ocinhqh{at}


We report a rare case of recurrence of a large intracavernous aneurysm after angiography proved complete occlusion. The aneurysm was treated by a combination of a Tubridge flow diverter and coils, and balloon angioplasty, after flow diverter devices deployment for parent vessel stenosis. Six month angiographic follow-up demonstrated complete occlusion. Unfortunately, obvious aneurysm recurrence was confirmed on 2 year angiographic follow-up. The probable mechanism of recurrence was analyzed.

  • Aneurysm
  • Flow Diverter

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  • Republished with permission from BMJ Case Reports Published 21 June 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-012268

  • Contributors XZ: data collection, writing, and editing. NL: editing, illustrations, and figures. CW: data collection. WC: illustrations and figures. JL: final editing. QH: final editing.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by Changhai Hospital affiliated to the Second Military Medical University.

  • Patient consent Not obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.