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The use of the Ascent® balloon for a two-in-one remodeling technique: feasibility and initial experience.
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PMID:  21743359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE:: To present the feasibility of using the Ascent® balloon, a new double lumen remodeling balloon, for a new two-in-one technique allowing coiling through the lumen of the balloon and no use of an additional coiling microcatheter. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:: A 55 year-old woman presented with a 7.7 mm x 4.5 mm incidental anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Only one A1 segment (left side) was patent on cerebral angiogram. A 6F Fargo Max guiding catheter was positioned in the left petrous internal carotid artery. The Ascent® balloon was placed in front of the neck of the aneurysm after navigation on a Traxcess .014 in guide wire. Coiling of the aneurysm sac was performed via one lumen of the device, under iterative inflations of the balloon through the second lumen. CONCLUSION:: This new two-in-one technique using a sole remodeling balloon without an additional coiling microcatheter is very promising, especially in cases of small calibre parent artery.
Frédéric Clarençon; Guillaume Pérot; Alessandra Biondi; Federico Di Maria; Zoltan Szatmary; Jacques Chiras; Nader Sourour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-11     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:  -    
1. Department of neuroradiology. Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. Paris VI university. Paris. FRANCE; 2. Department of neuroradiology. University Hospital of Rouen. Rouen. FRANCE.; 3. Department of neuroradiology. University hospital of Besançon. Besançon. FRANCE.
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