Construction of experimental "giant" aneurysms

Vassilis Varsos, Roberto C. Heros, Gerard DeBrun, Nicholas T. Zervas

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Giant aneurysms were produced in dogs by initially producing a fistula between the common carotid artery and the external jugular vein. One week later the vein was ligated above and below the fistula to create a blind aneurysmal pouch. This model has been found useful in testing experimental techniques of aneurysmal obliteration by direct injection into the sac while the lumen of the parent vessel is temporarily protected by an endovascular balloon inflated at the neck of the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Balloon catheters
  • Carotid-jugular fistula
  • Experimental aneurysms
  • Giant aneurysms
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Isobutyl-cyanoacrylate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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