October 2012


Welcome to the AJNR News Digest

AJNR Editor-in-ChiefMauricio Castillo

The next generation of devices to treat intracranial aneurysms, flow diverters, is receiving considerable attention in the literature and clinical practice. As such, we decided that recent articles published in AJNR would serve as an excellent launching pad for our new electronic AJNRmore »


Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms Using the Pipeline Flow-Diverter Embolization Device: A Single-Center Experience with Long-Term Follow-Up Results

Isil Saatci

Flow diverters are the recent hot topic in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms. They enable the treatment of so-called “unfavorable” aneurysms, especially sidewall aneurysms with wide necks, large or giant aneurysms with mass effect, fusiform aneurysms, blister aneurysms, dissecting aneurysms, or recurrent aneurysms. But, moreover, … more »


Flow Diverters for Unruptured Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms: Dangerous and Not Yet an Alternative for Conventional Endovascular Techniques

Willem Jan van Rooij

Menno Sluzewski and I initiated and published many clinical research projects from our prospective database of over 2000 aneurysms treated with endovascular techniques since 1994, concentrating on results and safety of endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Our special focus was long-term and very long-term imaging and clinical follow-up … more »


Efficacy and Safety of Flow Diversion for Paraclinoid Aneurysms: A Matched-Pair Analysis Compared with Standard Endovascular Approaches

Giueseppe Lanzino

We chose to research this topic because, despite numerous single-center and multi-center publications regarding flow diversion, no study to date had compared flow diversion with more traditional endovascular methods for aneurysms with similar characteristics.  Therefore, the advantages of flow diversion were not known, because a head-to-head comparison … more »