Optimizing Patient Care: A Multicentric Study on the Clinical Impact of Sim&Size™ Simulation Software in Intracranial Aneurysm Treatment With Pipeline Embolization Devices

Daniel Mantilla, Daniela D Vera, Andrés Felipe Ortiz, Lorenzo Piergallini, Juan José Lara, Franck Nicoud, Oliverio Vargas, Vincent Costalat

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Abstract

Background: To determine the clinical effects (stent size, and number of stents used) of the Sim&Size™ simulation software on the endovascular treatment of unruptured saccular intracranial aneurysms with Pipeline Embolization Devices (PED). Methods: This study is a retrospective analytical multicenter study of patients treated with PED (Flex and Flex with SHIELD) for intracranial aneurysm in FOSCAL clinic and CHU de Montpellier. Results: The study included 253 patients, of which 75 were treated in Colombia and 178 were treated in France. The majority of patients were women (83.8%), with a median age of 57.48 years, and had large vessel location (88.1%), with most aneurysms located in the ICA paraclinoid segment (56.8%). Patients in the group with Sim&Size™ simulation had shorter stents than those without simulation (15.62 mm versus 17.36 mm, P-value = 0.001). Also, a lower proportion of these patients required more than one stent (1.4% versus 7.3%, P-value = 0.022). There were 7 complications reported in the group that used the Sim&Size™ simulation software, compared to 9 complications in the group that did not use the software. Conclusions: Using Sim&Size™ simulation software for endovascular treatment of patients with intracranial aneurysms using PED reduces the stent length and decreasing the number of devices needed per treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer simulation
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Intracranial aneurysm

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