I have commented on this site before, before I understood the exact details. I did go for the procedure, and went out only to wake up and find nothing was done, very scary and disappointing, and I'm back where I started.
I have a 1.9 cm anuerysm, left side, cavernous, he said it was a fusiform, but not mentioned in my records, with a mouth width of 9 mm, the plan was to telescope the pipeline stent across to occlude the anuerysm. However, he didn't see the problem on the nuero angiogram that was done at another hospital until he went in, and found that one side of the carotid artery measured in diameter 5.25 mm and the pipeline diameter is 5 mm, so because of this difference he thought it could clot around the stent and the clot could break off, and cause a stroke, so he didn't do it.
I understand from another doctor I spoke to who lives out of the country, what he does with this type of problem. They use a self-expanding stent, the Leo Plus, and telescopes it with the pipeline and has been successful. Only problem here, is that we do not have the stent approved by the FDA in the states? Has anyone else had this type of problem? I'm getting other opinions and I'm reluctant to do the occlusion test at this time. Does anybody know if the pipeline stent expands in diameter beyond the 5mm? It is such a small different.