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A Large and Giant Bifurcation Aneurysm Model in Canines: Technical Note and Proof of Feasibility.
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PMID:  22194362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:To our knowledge, no reproducible animal model of a giant bifurcation type aneurysm has been described. It was our aim to develop a 1-stage and reproducible model of canines.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Nine canines were involved. Bilateral CCAs were exposed. The left CCA was divided and its distal segment was swung to the right side. Using the right CCA and the distal segment of the left CCA, either a bifurcation or a terminal arterial structure was constructed. Bilateral external jugular veins were also exposed. A 30-mm vein segment was harvested from each side. Each vein graft was split and unfolded to make 2 venous sheets. These sheets were then joined top-to-bottom so as to form a single cylinder in such a way that original adventitial side of the venous sheets was on the exterior surface. In 2 instances, pieces of polytetrafluoroethylene were employed along with the venous sheets. The combined vein graft was then incorporated into the arterial anastomosis. Lastly, the top of the venous pouch was closed. No medications for anticoagulant or antiplatelet were used throughout the study period. Follow-up imaging studies were performed.RESULTS:It took 2.5 hours on average for 2 operators to create an aneurysm. Eight of the 9 aneurysms were patent at follow-up. The cause of the spontaneous thrombosis was unclear despite autopsy. All the aneurysms had a maximum diameter >20 mm.CONCLUSIONS:We demonstrated and illustrated a 1-stage and reproducible procedure to create a model of a venous pouch bifurcation giant aneurysm in canines.
R Ysuda; C M Strother; B Aagaard-Kienitz; K Pulfer; D Consigny
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1936-959X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin; and Graduate School of Medicine, Mie University, Tsu, Mie, Japan.
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