Early experience with surgically inaccessible wide-necked intracranial aneurysm embolised with Guglielmi Electrically Detachable coils and electrothrombosis

Singapore Med J. 1996 Oct;37(5):549-52.


We describe our early successful experience with Guglielmi Electrically Detachable Coils (GDC) and electrothrombosis in treating a surgically inaccessible wide-necked intracranial aneurysm in a Chinese patient. The precautions taken to prevent unnecessary complications while performing this technique was also described. It provides a serious alternative to other less ideal types of embolising agents and direct surgery in treating patients with these difficult-to-treat aneurysms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Middle Aged