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Treatment of endovascular coil and stent migration using the merci retriever: report of three cases.
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PMID:  22666264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Background. Coil and stent migration is a potentially catastrophic complication in endovascular neurosurgery, which may lead to cerebral thromboembolism. Techniques for removing migrated coil and stent are not well established. Methods and Results. We present three cases in which coil or stent migration occurred during endovascular embolization of a cerebral aneurysm. The Merci Retrievers were used successfully in all cases to remove the displaced foreign bodies. Technical details are described. Conclusion. The Merci Retriever device can be utilized successfully for removal of migrated coils and stents in endovascular neurosurgery.
David K Kung; Taylor J Abel; Karthik H Madhavan; Richard T Dalyai; Brian J Dlouhy; Wei Liu; Pascal M Jabbour; David M Hasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242101     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
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