In vitro training model for endovascular embolization of cerebral aneurysms

Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 1997 Dec;40(4):121-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1053431.


We present a new in vitro model for the training of endovascular embolizations of cerebral aneurysms. The technique and laboratory set-up described allow the embolization of thin-walled, transparent silicone aneurysm models under "semi-physiologic" conditions, i.e., in a closed circulation with pulsatile flow and pressure, simulating the hemodynamic conditions encountered in biologic systems.

MeSH terms

  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Models, Anatomic*
  • Neurosurgery / education*
  • Silicones


  • Silicones