Charles W Kerber

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The main issue with use of a liquid embolic agent is one of safety. To determine and improve the efficacy of potential neuroendovascular treatment regimens, particularly the use of liquid embolic agents, we evaluated the changes in aneurysm flow dynamics resulting from alterations of parent vessel flow. METHODS We created silicone(More)
Appropriately sized 0.010- and 0.018-inch complex framing coils were placed in a wide-necked silicone aneurysm replica, and their stability was evaluated at variable physiologic flow rates using video recording. After detachment, the 0.010-inch coils demonstrated instability/prolapse that was proportional to flow rate. In contrast, 0.018-inch coils held(More)
PURPOSE We developed an elastic, transparent, life-size model of the cranial vessels that allowed us to visualize carotid artery flows directly, and wish to report our observations and recorded data. MATERIALS AND METHODS The brachiocephalic arteries of 12 adult cadavers were cannulated and infused with acrylic. The heads were dissolved in alkali and,(More)
Carotid arterial puncture during percutaneous retrogasserian procedures is a common but usually harmless complication. Strokes, resulting presumably from carotid artery thrombosis, have been reported previously following percutaneous retrogasserian coagulation. The authors report two cases of carotid-cavernous fistula, one following percutaneous(More)
SUMMARY A replica of a lethal wide-necked basilar artery aneurysm was created by casting a deceased patient's brain vessels and then placing the replica in a circuit of pulsating optically clear non-Newtonian fluid. Individual fluid slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film. Studies were completed on the vascular(More)
The surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) located in deep periventricular regions such as the basal ganglia is associated with marked morbidity and mortality. Approaches through critical brain regions afford limited exposure of the lesions, while surgical dissection is sometimes complicated by acute severe brain swelling and/or hemorrhage(More)
Replicas of ruptured posterior communicating and basilar artery aneurysms were created from cadaveric specimens and then were placed in a circuit of pulsating non-Newtonian fluid. Individual fluid slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film. The slipstreams entered the distal aneurysm neck with impact against the distal(More)
Some of the important features of how pulsatile flow generates artifacts in three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging are analyzed and demonstrated. Time variations in the magnetic resonance signal during the heart cycle lead to more complex patterns of artifacts in 3D imaging than in 2D imaging. The appearance and location of these artifacts within the(More)
We describe and analyze the flow dynamics in replicas of a human anterior communicating artery aneurysm. The replicas were placed in a circuit of pulsating non-Newtonian fluid, and flows were adjusted to replicate human physiologic parameters. Individual slipstreams were opacified with isobaric dyes, and images were recorded on film and by CT/MR(More)