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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1999;28(8): 1220-1225.
Controversies in the Coil Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms.
Dong Youl Rhee, Soo Young Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
GDC embolization has been performed selectively since 1991 in patients with intracranial aneurysms and made remarkable technical and clinical advances in recent years. But until now, this procedure lacks an adequate long-term follow-up study. Also, clear mechanism and evidence of electrothrombosis and endothelialization of aneurysm neck, the incidence of vasospasm after GDC embolization are still controversial. Here we critically reviewed the published literatures pertaining to the GDC embolization in order to gain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of forementioned controversies. Also from November 1997 to April 1999, we treated 12 patients of intracranial aneurysms with GDC embolization. In conclusion, although certain shortcomings and controversies are still remain, the GDC embolization can be an alternative, supportive and attractive therapeutic modality in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Not only to improve outcome of intracranial aneurysms but also fulfill the patient's requirement, we need cooperations and cross-training with the interventional neuroradiology and rigorous academic evaluation on anatomy of cerebral vasculature and pathophysiology of cerebrovascular disorders.
Key Words: Aneurysm; Guglielmi detachable coil; Controversies; Electrothrombosis; Endothelialization; VasospasmAneurysm; Guglielmi detachable coil; Controversies; Electrothrombosis; Endothelialization; Vasospasm
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