Affordable Access

Rescue balloon procedure for an emergency situation during coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms. Technical note.

Authors
  • Sugiu, Kenji
  • Martin, Jean-Baptiste
  • Jean, Beatrix
  • Rüfenacht, Daniel A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2002
Volume
96
Issue
2
Pages
373–376
Identifiers
PMID: 11838815
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this article the authors describe a rescue balloon procedure for coil implantation in three cases. In each patient, the coil seemed likely to unravel. The coils stretched when attempts were made to remove the partially implanted but trapped device. The inflation of a nondetachable microballoon in front of the aneurysm orifice allowed the surgeons to complete implantation of the coil and to avoid a more forceful and potentially harmful retrieval. This rescue balloon method may be useful for emergency situations, such as coil stretching with or without migration.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times