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Eleven experimental saccular aneurysms were created on the common carotid artery of swine. Between 3 and 15 days after creation of these aneurysms, they were thrombosed via an endovascular approach, using a very soft detachable platinum coil delivered through a microcatheter positioned within the aneurysm. This detachable platinum coil was soldered to a(More)
A new retrieval device for use in small vessels was evaluated in a canine model. Retrieval was attempted on 25 coils, three silicone balloons, and five catheter and guide wire fragments placed in the renal, pulmonary, hepatic, brachiocephalic, subclavian, carotid, and maxillary arteries. This was successful in 91% (30/33). The snare could also be(More)
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