Intraaneurysmal balloon assistance for navigation across a wide-necked aneurysm: Technical note

Stacey Quintero Wolfe, Hamad Farhat, Roham Moftakhar, Mohamed Samy Elhammady, Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan

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Abstract

Endovascular obliteration of wide-necked aneurysms may be precluded by the inability to navigate across the aneurysm neck. The authors present a technique in which a Hyperform balloon is inflated within the aneurysm and used as a contact surface to "bounce" the remodeling balloon across the aneurysm neck. They have successfully used this technique in 3 patients to efficiently overcome vessel tortuosity, aneurysmal dead space, and balloon prolapse, allowing for obliteration of large, wide-necked aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1222-1226
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume112
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • Aneurysm remodeling
  • Balloon bounce
  • Balloon-assisted coil embolization
  • Onyx
  • Wide-necked aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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