Dense packing of cerebral aneurysms: An in vitro study with detachable platinum coils

Michel Piotin, Shinya Mandai, Kieran J. Murphy, Kenji Sugiu, Philippe Gailloud, Jean Baptiste Martin, Daniel A. Rüfenacht

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Abstract

Aneurysm models were used to study the density of packing after coil embolization. Platinum coils were introduced until the point of minimally dense packing, indicated by aneurysmal circulatory exclusion. Packing was continued up to the point of maximal density, indicated by protrusion into the parent artery. Volumetric ratios (coil volume/aneurysmal volume) were calculated for minimally and maximally dense packing. Maximally dense packing ratios were a little higher than the minimally dense ratios, but less than 37%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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