Background: The Contour is a new generation intrasaccular flow disruption tool that aims to cover the aneurysm neck and is sized according to the neck diameter. While several case series have been published, no literature review has been performed on this promising device. Objective: To assess the safety and effectiveness profile of the Contour Neurovascular System for wide-necked aneurysms. Methods: We followed the recommendations of the PRISMA checklist Four databases were searched with a supplemental manual search. All data were analyzed using R software version 4.2.1. Results: We finally included six studies with 131 treated aneurysms. The overall procedural time was 97.27 (95% CI = 70.07–124.47) minutes, ranging from 78.9 to 136.0 min. The pooled adequate occlusion rate was 84.21% (95% CI = 75.45–90.25), and the overall functional independence rate was 94.74% (87.97–97.79). The overall adverse event rate was 4.70 (95% CI = 3.24–6.76), varying among different events from 0.78 to 8.53%. Thromboembolic events were the most commonly encountered in 8.53% of the patients (95% CI = 4.78–14.74), followed by headache and minor stroke with incidence rates of 5.88 (95% CI = 2.83–11.83) and 4.35 (95% CI = 1.41–12.63), respectively. The overall procedural time in studies using the Contour system only was 86.17 (95% CI = 68.70–10.64) minutes, while it was 136 (95% CI = 90.96–181.04) in the Contour-assisted coiling procedures. However, both techniques were comparable regarding adequate occlusion rates and functional independence. Conclusion: With the anticipation of future studies, the Contour Neurovascular System is a safe and effective treatment option for wide-necked intracranial aneurysms.
- flow disruption
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine