A novel microcatheter-delivered, highly-flexible and fully-retrievable stent, specifically designed for intracranial use. Technical note

Interv Neuroradiol. 2003 Dec 20;9(4):391-3. doi: 10.1177/159101990300900411. Epub 2004 Oct 22.


A new microcatheter-delivered, highly-flexible, fully-retrievable intracranial stent has been developed in order to facilitate the endovascular treatment of wide-necked aneurysms, though it might also prove useful for other intracranial pathology. The nitinol stent has radiopaque proximal and distal markers, is available in a wide range of sizes and is as flexible as a micro-guidewire. It is electrolytically detached, allowing retrieval even after full deployment. The stent is compatible with all currently available embolic agents and does not degrade MR images.