Solitaire® stent for endovascular coil retrieval

J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jun;20(6):884-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.06.012. Epub 2013 Apr 23.


Coil migration during embolization is an emergency, requiring individual solutions. A 71-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured giant aneurysm of the ophthalmic segment of the right internal carotid artery (ICA). During the endovascular procedure, a coil migrated in the ICA. Coil dislocation could be treated by either retrieval or fixation. On intention to treat we retrieved the coil with the self-expanding Solitaire(®) AB stent (Ev3, Irvine, CA, USA). The Solitaire(®) stent is established to perform mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of acute stroke. This report demonstrates the Solitaire(®) stent's potential for safe and effective retrieval of dislocated coils. Other retrieval systems will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Composite Resins*
  • Endovascular Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Stents*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Composite Resins
  • Solitaire composite resin