The authors compared the Contour Neurovascular System (Contour) with the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device for the treatment of wide-necked cerebral aneurysms at a bifurcation or sidewall.
Prospective clinical and radiological data were collected for all patients treated with either the Contour or WEB at a tertiary university hospital from May 2018 to June 2022.
In patients who had at least 3 months of follow-up data available (median patient age 60.0 [IQR 51.8-67.0] years, male/female ratio 1:1.4), the authors compared 40 aneurysms in 34 patients treated with the Contour and 30 aneurysms in 30 patients treated with the WEB. Overall, 26 middle cerebral artery, 24 anterior communicating artery, 9 basilar artery tip, 4 posterior communicating artery, 4 internal carotid artery, 1 anterior cerebral artery, 1 posterior inferior cerebellar artery, and 1 superior cerebellar artery aneurysm were treated. In the Contour cohort, complete occlusion at last follow-up was achieved for 30 aneurysms (75%) and a small neck remnant was seen in 6 aneurysms (15%), summing up to an adequate occlusion rate of 90%. One aneurysm (2.5%) had to be retreated, and 1 symptomatic thromboembolic event (2.5%) was observed with complete remission at discharge. Three adjunctive stents (10%) had to be used due to branch occlusion. In the WEB cohort, adequate occlusion was also seen in 90% of aneurysms (complete occlusion in 19 [63.3%] and remnant neck in 8 [26.7%], with a retreatment rate of 20%). Four WEBs (13.3%) needed additional stent placement due to device protrusion into a branch, 2 asymptomatic thromboembolic events (6.7%) were noted, and 1 major ischemic event (3.3%) due to M2 occlusion was noted. One patient treated with the WEB died between follow-ups of causes unrelated to the aneurysm, treatment, or device. Time from first measurement to deployment and thus total treatment time was significantly shorter in the Contour group (p = 0.004), regardless of whether a prior angiogram was available for aneurysm measurement and device sizing.
Results for the Contour were promising, although longer follow-up is necessary to draw more solid conclusions on the utility and risk profile of this new device compared with the already widely used WEB device. Adequate occlusion at last follow-up was the same for both devices, whereas the probability of complete occlusion at last follow-up was significantly higher for the Contour, and the WEB showed a significantly higher retreatment rate. Median deployment times were significantly shorter with the Contour than the WEB.
Find related publications in this database (Keywords)Adolescent girls and young women