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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 476

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1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication19-Sep-2014

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Vivek Gupta
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
Vivek Gupta
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.141305

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Gupta V, Mulimani N, Kumar A, Ahuja C, Mathuria S N, Khandelwal N, Gupta V, Mulimani N, Kumar A, Ahuja C, Mathuria S N, Khandelwal N. Authors reply. Neurol India 2014;62:476

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Gupta V, Mulimani N, Kumar A, Ahuja C, Mathuria S N, Khandelwal N, Gupta V, Mulimani N, Kumar A, Ahuja C, Mathuria S N, Khandelwal N. Authors reply. Neurol India [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 30];62:476. Available from: https://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2014/62/4/476/141305


We appreciate the reader's comments and concerns regarding endovascular treatment of proximal PICA aneurysms. We fully agree that a good angiographic follow-up is essential in all endovascularly treated patients, for which we follow-up the patients at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 60 months postoperatively with contrast MR angiography. In case of recanalization, digital subtraction angiography with additional treatment is done. Retreatment, if required, is an elective procedure and has good results. We wish to emphasize that though a protocol such as this requires a very systematic approach and long follow up, its benefits to the patients in terms of short hospital stay, minimal handling of the intracranial structures, and very low morbidity makes it a worthwhile option to offer to the patients.

We do not claim that endovascular form of treatment in these aneurysms is better than surgical treatment. We have two forms of treatments both robust in trained hands and at the end it is the patient's choice as to which form of treatment he wants after we educate him regarding both forms of treatment.




 

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