A novel guide catheter enabling intracranial placement

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Nov 15;74(6):920-4. doi: 10.1002/ccd.22137.


We describe use of a novel guide, catheter with a soft and pliable, 6-cm or 12-cm distal segment that enables distal, including intracranial, placement--the Neuron guide catheter (Penumbra, San Leandro, CA)--in the treatment of 11 cases with a range of neuroendovascular lesions. We were able to advance the Neuron guide catheter to the intended level in each case and suffered no complications related to catheter spasm, dissection, thrombosis or thromboembolism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Catheterization / adverse effects
  • Catheterization / instrumentation*
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / therapy*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome