Clinical outcomes for patients undergoing parent vessel occlusion of the vertebral artery

Age (y)/SexGroupAneurysm Location and TypeMode of PresentationMethod of EmbolizationMonths of Follow-upClinical Presentation (Modified Rankin Score)Clinical Outcome (Modified Rankin Score)
148/FIR VA disSAHCoil242
256/MIL VA fusSAHCoil1454
346/MIR VA fusSAHCoil1010
452/MIL VA disSAHBalloon2351
567/FIR VA fusSAHCoil7253
676/MIL VA fusSAHCoil7653
752/MIIL VB fusSAHBalloon1434
845/MIIB VA dis L VA paSAHCoil1254
978/MIIL VB fusMass effectCoil3036
1061/MIIBA fus L VA disSAHBalloon + coil1*56
1171/MIIL VB fusMass effectCoil1911
1266/MIIL VB fusMass effectCoil946
1378/MIIR VB fusMass effectBalloon4**36
Overall mean6122.0
  • Note.—I indicates parent vessel occlusion for angiographic cure; II, parent vessel occlusion for angiographic palliation; R, right; L, left; VA, vertebral artery; dis, acute dissecting aneurysm; fus, chronic fusiform aneurysm; VB, vertebrobasilar; pa, pseudoaneurysm; SAH, subarachnoid hemorrhage.

  • * Deceased at 1 month after procedure.

  • ** Deceased at 4 months after procedure; died in sleep.