N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate use in intraoperative ruptured aneurysms as a salvage rescue: Case report

Hamad Issam Farhat, Mohamed Samy Elhammady, Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: The use of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) acrylic glue as a salvage rescue in procedural ruptured aneurysm should be part of the neurointerventionalist's armamentarium. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Two patients, age 44 and 60 years, presented with Hunt and Hess grade 3 subarachnoid hemorrhage from aneurysmal rupture. INTERVENTION: We report 2 cases in which n-BCA was used effectively as a salvage rescue in aneurysms that ruptured during coil embolization. CONCLUSION: These 2 cases demonstrate a feasible technique for the salvage of iatrogenic aneurysm perforation during coil embolization, which, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E216-E217
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010


  • N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate
  • Ruptured aneurysm
  • Salvage rescue
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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