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The pEGASUS-HPC stent system for stent-assisted coiling of cerebral aneurysms: a multicenter case series

Abstract

Background Stent-assisted coiling (SAC) is a well-established method for treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. In this multicenter, retrospective case series we evaluated SAC with a new low-profile, laser-cut stent with an antithrombogenic hydrophilic polymer coating (pEGASUS-HPC) for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.

Methods Patients treated with pEGASUS-HPC SAC for one or more intracranial aneurysms were retrospectively included. Clinical, imaging, and procedural parameters as well as clinical and imaging follow-up data were recorded.

Results We treated 53 aneurysms in 52 patients in six neurovascular centers between August 2021 and November 2022. Thirty-seven patients (69.8%) were female. Mean age was 57 (±11.7) years. Twenty-nine patients were treated electively, 23 in the acute phase (22 with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and 1 with a partially thrombosed aneurysm causing ischemic events). One intraprocedural thromboembolic event and three postprocedural ischemic complications occurred in two (8.7 %) of the SAH patients and in one of the elective patients (3.45%). Overall aneurysm occlusion was Raymond Roy (RR) I in 36 (69.2%), RR II in 9, and RR III in 9 cases. Follow-up imaging was available for 23 patients after an average of 147.7 (±59.6) days demonstrating RR I occlusion in 22 (95.5%) and RR II in 1 patient.

Conclusion SAC with the pEGASUS-HPC stent system demonstrates rates of periprocedural safety and effectiveness that are comparable with previously reported series for stent-assisted coil embolization.

  • Aneurysm
  • Coil
  • Stent

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