Heterogeneous model to evaluate CFD in intracranial bifurcation aneurysms treated with the WEB device to predict angiographic outcome

Daniel Mantilla, Alain Berod, Andrés F. Ortiz, Daniela D. Vera, Franck Nicoud, Vincent Costalat

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Introduction: The Woven EndoBridge device (WEB) was developed as an alternative to treat Wide-Necked bifurcation aneurysms. It has proven to be effective and safe, however, cases of recanalization have been reported. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantify hemodynamic parameters and indexes with CFD of the intracranial aneurysms before and after WEB simulation and to establish their relationship to complete occlusion. Materials and methods: Using the heterogeneous model based on the marching cubes algorithm, we created 3D representations of 27 bifurcated intracranial aneurysms treated with the single-layer WEB device to evaluate hemodynamics parameters with CFD, calculated with and without the WEB. Results: We observed a lower treatment entry concentration indices (ICI) (2.12 ± 1.31 versus 3.14 ± 0.93, p-value: 0.029) previous to placement of WEB and higher pre-treatment FN (7.56 ± 5.92 versus 3.35 ± 1.51, p-value: 0.018) and post-treatment FN (5.34 ± 5.89 versus 1.99 ± 0.83, p-value: 0.021) for cases with successful occlusions. Lower post-treatment SRa (197.81 ± 221.29 versus 80.02 ± 45.25, p-value: 0.044) and higher pre (0.11 ± 0.07 versus 0.25 ± 0.19, p-value: 0.011) and post-treatment MATT (0.69 ± 1.23 versus 1.02 ± 0.46, p-value: 0.006) were observed in non-occluded cases. Conclusions: In our CFD analysis of the hemodynamic parameters of IA, we found lower ICI before the placement of the WEB device and higher FN pre- and post-treatment for cases with successful occlusions. Non-occluded cases had lower post-treatment SRa and higher pre-treatment and post-treatment MATT.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
StatePublished - 3 Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • fluid dynamic
  • hemodynamics
  • intra-saccular device
  • intrasaccular flow diverter


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