Introduction: Woven EndoBridge (WEB) is a new endovascular treatment option for wide necked bifurcation aneurysms. Results from the WEB-IT trial showed a 0% risk of thromboembolic complications within 30 days post-op but the rate reported in the literature is as high as 10%. We are exploring potential risk factors associated with immediate thromboembolic complications in patients treated with the WEB device. Methods: Retrospective study of forty-two patients with intracranial aneurysms who were treated with WEB at a single center from 2019–2021. Data was collected on patient demographics, comorbidities, aneurysm characteristics, procedural details, and hospital course. Bivariate analyses were performed to compare patients who experienced a periprocedural ischemic stroke to those who did not. Multiple logistic regression modeling was performed to identify independent risk factors for thromboembolic complications. Results: Of the 42 patients that were treated with WEB, 6 suffered an ischemic stroke (AIS). These patients were more likely to have an underlying diagnosis of arrythmias (p value = 0.007). Furthermore, they had a median angle of 32.0° in the true neck view on diagnostic angiogram compared to 19.5° (p value = 0.046). Lastly, they had a longer procedure length of 228 min compared to 178 min (p value = 0.002). Patients with thromboembolic complications had a longer length of stay in the hospital and worse outcomes at three months follow up. On logistic regression modeling, these risk factors did not reach statistical significance. Conclusion: Risk factors of thromboembolic complications after WEB placement include cardiac arrythmias, acute aneurysmal angle in the true neck view and a longer procedure length.
- WEB device. incomplete occlusion. neck remnant. residual aneurysm. recurrence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine