Katrin Van Loock

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BACKGROUND Intraoperative rupture of a cerebral aneurysm can be a devastating event that increases operative morbidity and mortality. Rapid ventricular pacing (RVP) is a technique used in interventional cardiology to obtain flow arrest for short periods of time. OBJECTIVE To present our experience using RVP for flow arrest during cerebrovascular surgery.(More)
The authors report the successful removal of Onyx HD-500 from an aneurysm sac by means of ultrasonic aspiration. This 46-year-old woman presented with progressive spasms of her left arm and leg due to mass effect and compression on the right cerebral peduncle 5 years after endovascular treatment of an unruptured giant posterior communicating artery aneurysm(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to describe a simple and effective method for evaluating the quality of microvascular anastomoses performed in vitro. METHODS After the microvascular anastomosis has been performed in vitro, the vessel is cannulated at a distance of several millimeters from the anastomosis site with a catheter that is connected to a(More)
BACKGROUND Fixation of bone flaps after craniotomy is a routine part of every neurosurgical procedure and there are various options to fixate the bone flap. In this paper, we report on a new cranial bone flap fixation d(Cranial Loop) implanted in 35 consecutive patients. METHODS The principle of cranial loop is the same as that of a tie rope. With a(More)
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