Endovascular treatment of giant and large intracranial aneurysms by using a combination of stent placement and liquid polymer injection

Mawad M., Cekirge S., Ciceri E., Saatci I.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.96, no.3, pp.474-482, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.2002.96.3.0474
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.474-482
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Object. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a new endovascular method for the treatment of giant intracranial aneurysms. This new method consists of combining a metallic stent with a Liquid polymer; the stent is first placed across the neck of the aneurysm to reconstruct a tubular arterial lumen, followed by obliteration of the fundus of the aneurysm with an ethyl vinyl alcohol polymer. During its injection. the liquid polymer is contained within the aneurysm by temporarily inflating an occlusion balloon in the parent artery.