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Surg Neurol. 2009 Dec;72(6):737-40; discussion 740. doi: 10.1016/j.surneu.2009.03.016. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Distal intracranial catheterization of patients with tortuous vascular anatomy using a new hybrid guide catheter.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-2380, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A hybrid guide catheter mates the traditional strong guide catheter with a thin, soft distal tip, allowing placement further into the distal cervical or proximal cranial circulation.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We present 5 cases in which traditional guide catheters were unable to successfully navigate tortuous anatomy or provide stable support for intervention.

CONCLUSION:

Hybrid guide catheters provided safe, stable support for successful treatment. Hybrid guide catheters allow for treatment for patients who previously were not candidates for neuroendovascular surgery.

PMID:
19608241
DOI:
10.1016/j.surneu.2009.03.016
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