Need for Y-stenting in stent-assisted coiling of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms

David C. Lauzier, Brandon K. Root, Arindam R. Chatterjee, Joshua W. Osbun, Christopher J. Moran, Akash Kansagra

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Background and Purpose: Stent-assisted coiling of wide neck bifurcation aneurysms in the anterior communicating segment and basilar tip region can be performed with varying stent configurations, including single stenting or Y-stenting. Y-stenting requires two stents and thus incurs greater cost and procedural complexity than single-stent constructs. The influence of first stent type on the need for Y-stenting remains unknown. Materials and Methods: Clinical and angiographic data were retrospectively obtained for patients that underwent stent-assisted coiling for basilar tip or anterior communicating aneurysms at a high-volume center. Patients were included in this study if stent-assisted coiling was performed using Neuroform Atlas or LVIS Jr stents. A multivariate binary logistic regression was performed to measure the influence of first stent type on the need for Y-stenting. Results: Stent-assisted coiling was used to treat 82 aneurysms in 81 patients during the study period, and Y-stenting was performed in 18.3% (15/82) of cases. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, use of LVIS Jr. as the first stent did not significantly influence the need for subsequent Y-stenting after controlling for aneurysm morphology (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.18–2.43). Conclusion: Controlling for aneurysm morphology and location, the use of Y-stenting for stent-assisted coiling was not independently influenced by the choice of LVIS Jr or Neuroform Atlas as the first stent. A larger cohort may reveal differences between these two stents, particularly for aneurysms with large neck sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107748
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Aneurysm
  • Coil
  • Stent-coil
  • Y-stent


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