Post-procedure migration of Guglielmi detachable coils and Mechanical detachable spirals

Neuroradiology. 1999 May;41(5):324-7. doi: 10.1007/s002340050757.

Abstract

We describe a previously unreported complication of the use of Guglielmi detachable coils and Mechanical detachable spirals in endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. We document four cases in which migration of part of a coil into the parent artery occurred after completion of the procedure. Possible mechanisms are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Migration / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged