The nature of thrombosis induced by platinum and tungsten coils in saccular aneurysms.

@article{Byrne1997TheNO,
  title={The nature of thrombosis induced by platinum and tungsten coils in saccular aneurysms.},
  author={James V. Byrne and James A Hope and Neil E. Hubbard and James H. Morris},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and biocompatability of electrolytic and mechanically detachable embolization coils of two metal types. METHODS Experimental saccular aneurysms in pigs were used to assess embolization induced by platinum or tungsten coils. Longitudinal angiographic and histologic studies were performed on treated and untreated (control) aneurysms to compare thrombosis and cellular responses after embolization with electrolytically detachable platinum coils and with… CONTINUE READING