Background and purposeThe Woven EndoBridge (WEB) is an intrasaccular flowdisruptor that is increasingly used for the treatment of (wide-necked) aneurysms. We present our experience with the WEB for unruptured aneurysms.Materials and methodsBetween April 2014 and August 2019, 93 patients with 95 unruptured aneurysms were primarily treated with the WEB. There were 69 women and 24 men, mean age 61 years (median 58, range 37-80).ResultsOf 95 aneurysms, 86 had been discovered incidentally, 3 were symptomatic and 6 were additional to another ruptured aneurysm. Location was anterior communicating artery 33, middle cerebral artery 29, basilar tip 19, carotid tip 8, posterior communicating artery 4, posterior inferior cerebellar artery 1, superior cerebellar artery 1. Mean aneurysm size was 6 mm (median 6, range 3-13 mm).In one aneurysm additional coils were used and in another, a stent was placed. There was one procedural rupture without clinical sequelae. There were two thrombo-embolic complications leading to permanent deficit in one patient (mRS 2). Morbidity rate was 1.0% (1 of 93, 95%CI 0.01-6.5%) and mortality was 0% (0 of 93, 95%CI 0.0-4.8%). Angiographic follow-up at six months was available in 85 patients with 87 aneurysms (91%). Of 87 aneurysms, 68 (78%) were completely occluded, 14 (16%) had a neck remnant and 5 were incompletely occluded. Four aneurysms were retreated. Retreatment rate was 4.5% (4 of 87, 95%CI 1.7-13.6%).ConclusionWEB treatment of unruptured aneurysms is safe and effective. Additional devices are needed only rarely and retreatment at follow-up is infrequent.
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