Three-year retrospective study of complications arising during interventional procedures

Marco Leonardi, P. Cenni, M. Spagnoli, L. Simonetti, L. Raffi, R. Agati

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This retrospective study aimed to assess the percentage of complications arising in our daily practice of interventional procedures, comparing our findings with those of leading international reference centers and accepted guidelines for endovascular treatment. During the three-year period considered (2000-2002), we performed 246 interventional procedures, divided into seven different pathological conditions: aneurysms, brain AVMs dural and carotid cavernous fistulae, spine-spinal cord tumours, head-neck tumours, carotid stenosis and thrombolysis. Aneurysmal disease accounted for 45% of all endovascular procedures. In conclusion, four periprocedural complications arose in the course of 246 procedures resulting in one death and three cases of permanent neurological deficit (2%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-406
Number of pages12
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Aneurysms
  • AVF
  • AVM
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Complications
  • Endovascular procedures
  • SAH
  • Spine-spinal cord tumours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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