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Factors influencing cerebral aneurysm obliteration and reliability of indocyanine green video-angiography

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Title: Factors influencing cerebral aneurysm obliteration and reliability of indocyanine green video-angiography
Authors: Gekka, Masayuki Browse this author
Nakayama, Naoki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Uchino, Haruto Browse this author
Houkin, Kiyohiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Cerebral aneurysm clipping
Aneurysm closure
Indocyanine green
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: Springer
Journal Title: Acta neurochirurgica
Volume: 160
Issue: 2
Start Page: 269
End Page: 276
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s00701-017-3379-6
PMID: 29134343
Abstract: Background: Indocyanine green video-angiography (ICG-V) is commonly used for intraoperative confirmation of aneurysm obliteration following clipping. However, direct puncture of the aneurysm wall occasionally results in blood leakage in patients for whom ICG-V has indicated complete closure. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the reliability of ICG-V for confirming complete aneurysm closure, and to elucidate the factors underlying aneurysm obliteration and the occurrence of false-negative ICG-V findings. Methods: Between June 2012 and June 2016, 89 patients (107 aneurysms total) undergoing aneurysm clipping were examined using ICG-V to confirm aneurysm closure. In ICG-V-negative cases, further confirmation of complete aneurysm closure was obtained via direct puncture of the aneurysm wall, except in cases where this procedure was deemed unsafe. To elucidate the possible causes of ICG-V inaccuracies, positive, negative, and false-negative ICG-V findings were compared in terms of aneurysm location (maximum height and length), neck width (parallel and orthogonal directions to the branching vessels), wall thickness around the neck, bifurcation angle, and direction of the clipping closure line. Statistical analyses were performed using the Welsh's t test and Chi-square test. Results: Intraoperative ICG-V detected seven cases of incomplete aneurysm closure (6.5%), defined as positive ICG-V findings. Following direct aneurysm wall puncture, nine patients (8.4%) exhibited false-negative ICG-V findings. A Chi-square test revealed that false-negative ICG-V findings were significantly influenced by the presence of heterogeneous arteriosclerosis, and wall thickening at the clipping site, which were subjectively defined by the surgeon and confirmed by an independent observer, depending on the wall color and hardness, respectively. Conclusions: Although ICG-V is useful for intraoperative confirmation of aneurysm obliteration, our findings further highlight the risk of false-negative ICG-V findings. Acknowledgement of risk factors is crucial for efficient detection of false-negative ICG-V findings.
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