Endovascular coil embolization of a very small ruptured aneurysm using a novel microangiographic technique: technical note

J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 Mar;5(2):e2. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2011-010154. Epub 2012 Jan 21.


Endovascular treatment of very small aneurysms is technically difficult, although recent advances with coils, microcatheters and adjunctive techniques such as balloon- or stent-assisted coiling have improved the outcomes. The microangiographic fluoroscope (MAF) is a new high-resolution x-ray detector developed for neurointerventional procedures in which superior resolution is required within a small field of view. We report the successful coil embolization of a very small ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm using the MAF technique. The use of the MAF facilitated the precision of the coiling procedure and was helpful in preventing catheter- and coil-related intraprocedural complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Technical Report

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / therapy
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Verapamil / administration & dosage


  • Verapamil