Inadvertent middle cerebral artery embolism by a detachable balloon: Management by embolectomy. Case report

K. W. Swann, R. C. Heros, G. Debrun, C. Nelson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Abstract

A case of middle cerebral artery embolism by a detachable intra-arterial balloon is presented. The balloon migrated after being detached in an effort to occlude the internal carotid artery proximal to an unclippable giant paraclinoid aneurysm. Volume expansion, induced hypertension, anticoagulation therapy, rapid middle cerebral artery embolectomy, and good collateral circulation are factors that may have contributed to the patient's complete recovery from hemiplegia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Inadvertent middle cerebral artery embolism by a detachable balloon: Management by embolectomy. Case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this