Distal intracranial catheterization of patients with tortuous vascular anatomy using a new hybrid guide catheter

Scott Simon, Arthur J. Ulm, Antonio Russo, Erminia Albanese, Robert A. Mericle

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Abstract

Background: A hybrid guide catheter mates the traditional strong guide catheter with a thin, soft distal tip, allowing placement further into the distal cervical or proximal cranial circulation. Case Description: We present 5 cases in which traditional guide catheters were unable to successfully navigate tortuous anatomy or provide stable support for intervention. Conclusion: Hybrid guide catheters provided safe, stable support for successful treatment. Hybrid guide catheters allow for treatment for patients who previously were not candidates for neuroendovascular surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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