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Treatment of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms with the eCLIPs device: 5-year experience of a single center


Background The endovascular clip system (eCLIPs) is a novel device with both neck bridging and flow-diversion properties that make it suitable for the treatment of wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms.

Objective To describe the clinical and radiologic outcomes of the eCLIPs device, including the first-in-man use of the latest version of the device.

Methods This is a retrospective case series on all the wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms treated with the eCLIPs device in our center. The immediate and latest radiologic and clinical outcomes were assessed.

Results The device was successfully implanted in 12 of 13 patients. After a median follow-up period of 19 months (range 3–64 months), all patients with available data (11/12) had a good radiologic outcome (modified Raymond-Roy classification scores of 1 or 2). Two patients (18.2%) underwent re-treatment with simple coiling through the device. One of these had a subarachnoid hemorrhage prior to re-treatment. There were no major complications (death or permanent neurologic deficits) associated with use of the device.

Conclusion Our series demonstrates occlusion rates that are similar to those of standard stent-assisted coiling and intrasaccular flow diversion for wide-necked bifurcation aneurysms. Larger registry-based studies are necessary to support our findings.

  • device
  • aneurysm

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