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Outcomes of Endovascular Coiling in Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms Presenting with Poor Clinical and SAH Grade.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The neuroradiology journal
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
5
Pages
669–676
Identifiers
PMID: 24059760
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although the treatment of intracranial aneurysms has made significant advances, prediction of outcomes in poor grades has always been difficult. We present our findings of patients in poor clinical and SAH grade treated with endovascular coiling. We aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients presenting with poorer neurological and SAH grades treated by endovascular techniques. Of 190 patients who presented with SAH over a period of nine years, 34 were of poorer clinical grade (Hunt & Hess Grades 4 and 5), of whom 30 presented with H&H grade 4 and four with grade 5. 44.1% of the 34 patients belonged to Fischer grade 4. We assessed the technical success and final outcomes based on the Glasgow outcome scale. Of the 30 patients with grade 4, 81.4% had a good outcome. Two out of four patients with grade 5 had a poor outcome. 82.5% of the patients with Fischer grade 4 had a good outcome. None of the poor outcomes were procedure-related. Endovascular treatment with its higher rates of technical success, lower complication rates and better outcomes should be recommended as the treatment of choice in patients with intracranial aneurysms even in patients with poorer clinical and SAH grades.

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