J Clin Neurosci 2012 Jul 1;19(7):1026-8. Epub 2012 May 1.
Department of Neurosurgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, P.O. Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel.
Flow diverters constitute a new generation of flexible self-expanding, stent-like devices with a high-metal surface-area coverage for the endovascular management of wide-necked, fusiform, large, and giant unruptured intracranial aneurysms. They achieve aneurysm occlusion through endoluminal reconstruction of the dysplastic segment of the parent artery that gives rise to the aneurysm. To our knowledge, there is no report on the use of flow diverters for the management of occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Read More