Surgical construction of an in vivo carotid siphon model to test neurovascular devices.

@article{Georganos2004SurgicalCO,
  title={Surgical construction of an in vivo carotid siphon model to test neurovascular devices.},
  author={Stavros A. Georganos and F Guilbert and Igor Salazkin and Guylaine G{\'e}vry and Jean Raymond},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={
          1239-43; discussion 1243
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We developed an animal model to evaluate vascular trauma induced by endovascular devices that are proposed for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS The model was constructed in six domestic swine by elongating the common carotid artery using interpositional grafts. Balloon catheters (n = 3), stents (n = 2), and a snare were tested 9 to 13 days after surgery. Device performance was evaluated by angiography, macroscopic photography, and histopathological examination… CONTINUE READING
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