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Stroke Research and Treatment
Volume 2014, Article ID 762389, 4 pages
Research Article

Y-Stenting for Bifurcation Aneurysm Coil Embolization: What is the Risk?

1Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 428, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
2Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA

Received 31 December 2013; Accepted 29 April 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Moneeb Ehtesham

Copyright © 2014 Alejandro M. Spiotta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of two stents in a “Y” configuration (Y-stenting) to assist with coil embolization of complex bifurcation aneurysms has been accepted as an alternative to clip reconstruction of a select subset of challenging aneurysms. We review the risks associated with Y-stenting, including its procedural complication rates, angiographic occlusion rates, rerupture, and retreatment rates.