Objective: To assess the outcome of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysm over 15 years.
Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at the at Radiology Department of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised medical records from April 2003 to April 2018 of patients who received endovascular treatment for intracranial aneurysm. Multiple variables reviewed included demographics, clinical presentation, aneurysm morphology, technique used, technique outcome and clinical outcome. Data was analysed using SPSS 22.
Results: Of the 242 patients, 111(45.8%) were males and 131(54.1%) were female. The overall mean age was 46.3+/-13.543 years (range: 9-78years). Aneurysm size was <5mm in 95(40.4%) patients, 5-10mm in 98(41.7%) and >10mm in 42(17.9%) patients. Aneurysms were located in the anterior communicating artery in 93(38.4%) patients, internal carotid artery 48(19.8%) patients and posterior communicating artery 26(10.7%) patients. Patients with higher initial Hess and Hunt grade were more likely to have higher modified Rankin scale score after treatment (p=0.001). Overall, 222(91.7%) patients were treated successfully. Complications were noted in 37(15.2%) patients and 10(4.0%) patients died.
Conclusions: No correlation was found between Hess and Hunt grades and aneurysm severity based on aneurysm size, neck and ruptured/unruptured cases.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Khan, M. K.,
Barakzai, M. D.,
Chaudhry, M. H.,
Ul Haq, T.,
(2021). Endovascular coil embolization of ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms: Review of a 15 year single center experience in Pakistan. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 71(2(B)), 656-662.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_radiol/488