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Packing performance of helical Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) 18 in intracranial aneurysms: a comparison with helical GDC 10 coils and complex Trufill/Orbit coils.
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PMID:  17698547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare the packing performance of helical Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) 18 (thickness, 0.0135-0.015 inch) with the packing performance of both helical GDC 10 (thickness, 0.010 inch) and complex Trufill/Orbit coils (thickness, 0.012 inch). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From our data base, we selected aneurysms that were exclusively coiled with GDC 18 coils. For every aneurysm treated with GDC 18 coils, we tried to identify a volume-matched control aneurysm treated with exclusively GDC 10 coils or exclusively Trufill/Orbit coils. This process resulted in 32 aneurysm pairs treated with either GDC 18 or GDC 10 coils and 35 aneurysm pairs treated with either GDC 18 or Trufill/Orbit coils. RESULTS: The mean packing of 24.2% of aneurysms treated with GDC 18 was significantly higher than the mean packing of 18.3% of aneurysms treated with GDC 10 (P<.0001). The mean packing of 23.1% of GDC 18 coils was not different from the mean packing of 25.1% of Trufill/Orbit coils (P=.15). CONCLUSION: In aneurysms of 4 mm or larger, packing performance of helical GDC 18 coils is superior to that of helical GDC 10 coils and equal to that of complex Trufill/Orbit coils.
M Sluzewski; W J van Rooij
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-11-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1384-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, St. Elisabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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