Endovascular Method of Excluding From the Circulation Saccular Cerebral Arterial Aneurysms, Leaving Intact Vessels Patient
Recently special attention has been attracted to intravascular interventions using the Serbinenko balloon catheter. This method allows new endovascular operations for various malformations of the cerebral vessels including saccular cerebral artery aneurysms. The detachable balloon catheter permits exclusion of the saccular cerebral artery malformation from the circulation leaving intact the patency of the aneurysm-bearing vessel (F. A. Serbinenko 1971, 1974, 1976; Yu. N. Zubkov 1973; A. P. Romodanov et al. 1975; Yu. A. Zozulia, V. I. Shcheglov 1976). This relatively simple method opens new horizons in reconstructive surgery of brain vessels. It also proved to be effective in occluding saccular aneurysms considered inoperable by the routine intracranial technique (carotid cavernous aneurysms, large-sized aneurysms).