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Supplementary Material for: Early Experience with Comaneci, a Newly FDA-Approved Controllable Assist Device for Wide-Necked Intracranial Aneurysm Coiling

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posted on 10.05.2021, 04:36 by Taqi M.A., Raz E., Vechera A., Shapiro M., Gupta R., Haynes J., Taussky P., Grandhi R., Riina H.A., Nelson P.K., Nossek E.
Background: Comaneci (Rapid Medical) is a compliant, adjustable mesh that provides temporary scaffolding during coiling of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms (WNAs) that preserves antegrade flow. We report our early multi-institutional experience with the Comaneci device in the USA. Method: We reviewed all patients with WNAs that were treated using the Comaneci device for coil remodeling of ruptured and unruptured aneurysms at 4 institutions between July 2019 and May 2020. Clinical characteristics, angiographic variables, and endovascular results were assessed. Results: A total of 26 patients were included (18 women). The mean age was 62.7 years (range 44–81). Fifteen patients presented with ruptured aneurysms and 11 with unruptured aneurysms. The mean aneurysm neck width was 3.91 mm (range 1.9–6.5) with a mean dome-to-neck ratio of 1.57 (range 0.59–3.39). The mean maximum width was 5.80 mm (range 3.0–9.9) and the mean maximum height was 5.61 mm (range 2.0–11.8). Successful aneurysm occlusion was achieved in 25 of 26 patients. Complete occlusion was achieved in 16 patients, near-complete occlusion was observed in 9 patients, and 1 patient demonstrated residual filling. The mean time of device exposure was 24 min (range 8–76). No vasospasm was observed at the device location. Clot formation on the device was noted in 2 separate cases, but there were no clinical sequelae. There was 1 intraprocedural complication in a case that involved the simultaneous use of 2 Comaneci devices. Conclusions: Our initial experience shows that the Comaneci device is a promising and reliable tool that can safely support coil remodeling of WNAs.