Practical Incidence of Complications and Degree of Patient Satisfaction After Endovascular Coil Embolization for Unruptured Intracranial Saccular Aneurysm Based on Patients' Surveys
- Practical Incidence of Complications and Degree of Patient Satisfaction After Endovascular Coil Embolization for Unruptured Intracranial Saccular Aneurysm Based on Patients' Surveys
- Complications; Endovascular coil embolization; Questionnaire; Satisfaction; Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs)
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- ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
- WORLD NEUROSURGERY, v. 127, Page. 76-85
- OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment for unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) has been regarded as second to none management nowadays as the result of its proven efficacy and need for less-invasive treatment. Most researchers have focused on the anatomical outcome after endovascular treatment, so in this study we estimated the real incidence of untoward effect and degree of patients' satisfaction based on s survey.
METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and 112 patients treated for saccular UIAs were evaluated among a total of 135 patients. After informed consentwas obtained, these patientswere sent a questionnaire regarding treatment effectiveness, complications, and patient satisfaction. These data were collected and compared with angiographic and clinical outcome.
RESULTS: The response rate was 87.5% (98/112). Intracranial complications occurred in 10 aneurysms (10.2%): 7 ischemic and 3 hemorrhagic strokes. Other complications occurred in 30 patients (30.6%): 17 alopecia, 15 bleeding tendency, and 3 puncture-site complications. Overall, 89 (90.8%) patients reported being satisfied with their treatment. Patient satisfaction was closely correlated with clinically successful outcome of treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Ninety percent of patients were satisfied with the results after endovascular treatment of UIAs. Endovascular coil embolization was effective and safe procedure, with high clinical success rate and degree of satisfaction.
- 1878-8750; 1878-8769
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