How long does a pipeline stent last?

CONCLUSIONS: The Pipeline Embolization Device demonstrates continued very high closure rates at 2+ years, with few delayed clinical adverse sequelae.

What is a pipeline for aneurysm?

In a Pipeline procedure, a mesh stent called a Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is placed into the artery at the aneurysm site through a catheter guided into the femoral artery in the groin through at the aneurysm site. The PED directs blood to flow normally through the artery instead of into the aneurysm.

How do flow diverting stents work?

Flow Diversion Technique A flow-diverter stent disrupts the flow of blood from the parent artery into the aneurysm, gradually slowing the flow of blood into the aneurysm and, over time, preventing blood from entering the aneurysm altogether.

What is a pipeline in the brain?

One treatment option for a brain aneurysm involves the use of a newer device called Pipeline embolization device (PED). The PED is a flexible, braided wire mesh tube that is placed within the internal carotid artery in the brain. This blocks off large or wide-necked aneurysms, preventing them from doing damage.

How long does a brain aneurysm coiling last?

Procedure Length & Recovery Without complications, a coiling procedure for an unruptured aneurysm typically takes between an hour and a half and three hours. After surgery, you will recover from anesthesia under the supervision of your care team, who will monitor your condition for signs of any complications.

How long does a flow diversion procedure take?

This minimally-invasive (non-surgical) procedure is performed in the hospital in the neurointerventional radiology area and typically takes 1½ – 3 hours. Preparation generally begins a few days prior to the procedure date.

What is a pipeline surgery?

During a flow-diversion/Pipeline™ procedure, a microcatheter is navigated past the aneurysm without having to enter the aneurysm. Then, the flow-diverting device (Pipeline™ Embolization Device) is deployed across the neck of the aneurysm in the parent blood vessel where the aneurysm is present.

How successful is Pipeline Embolization?

A favorable clinical outcome was achieved in 76 (93.75%) of patients with a median follow-up of 26 months, and the mortality rate was 3.75%. Overall, the results of our cohort proved that using PEDs for the treatment of unruptured IDAs is effective and safe.