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Use of a New Double-Lumen Balloon Catheter for Single Catheter Balloon-Assisted Coil Embolization of Intracranial Aneurysms: Technical Note.
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PMID:  21441840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND:: The prevalence of intracranial aneurysms is approximately 2% with an annual rupture rate of 0.7%. OBJECTIVE:: We describe our initial feasibility experience using a new double-lumen balloon catheter for single-catheter balloon-assisted coil embolization of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms. METHODS:: Two patients with large wide-neck intracranial aneurysms were referred for endovascular therapy. Endovascular treatment in the form of coil embolization alone was not feasible given the angio-architecture of the aneurysms. Balloon-assisted coil emoblization was planned. RESULTS:: The patients underwent balloon-assisted coil embolization using the Ascent double-lumen balloon-catheter (Micrus, San Jose, California). The balloon portion of the catheter was placed into the proximal neck of the aneurysm. The balloon was inflated and coil embolization performed through the inner-lumen of the catheter. There were no procedural complications. CONCLUSION:: Both aneurysms were successfully coiled using the Ascent balloon occlusion catheter. The single-catheter balloon-assisted coil embolization technique can be performed safely and effectively with the Ascent double-lumen balloon catheter.
Bryan Pukenas; Felipe C Albuquerque; John B Weigele; Robert W Hurst; Michael F Stiefel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-24
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Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 2Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 3Division of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85022.
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