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Guglielmi detachable coils

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A device used for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurisms. In 1991 Guglielmi and colleagues reported on the use of an endovascular technique that combined electrolysis and electrothrombosis for the treatment of non-surgical intracranial aneurysms.


  • S. Mullen, A. J,. Raimondi, G. Dobben, G. Vailati, J. Hekmatpanah:
    Electrically induced thrombosis in intracranial aneurysms.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, June 1965, 22 (6): 539-547.
  • F. A. Serbinenko:
    Balloon occlusion of cavernous portion of the carotid artery as a method of treating carotid cavernous fistulae.
    Zh Vopr Neirokhir, Moscow, No. 6, 1971: 6: 3-9
  • F. A. Serbinenko:
    Balloon catheterization and occlusion of major cerebral vessels.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, August 1974, 41 (2):125-145.
  • G. Debrun, P. Lacour, J. P. Caron, M. Hurth, J. Comoy, Y. Keravel:
    Inflatable and released balloon technique experimental in dog—application in man. Neuroradiology 1975, 9: 267-271.
  • G. Debrun, P. Lacour, J. P. Caron, M. Hurth, J. Comoy, Y. Keravel:
    Detachable balloon and calibrated-leak balloon techniques in the treatment of cerebral vascular lesions.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, November 1978, 49: 635-649.
  • G. Debrun, I. Legre, M. Kasbarin, P. L. Tapias, J. P. Caron:
    Endovascular occlusion of vertebral fistulae by detachable balloons with conservation of vertebral blood flow. Radiology, 1979, 130: 141-147.
  • G. Debrun, P. Lacour, F. Vinuela, A. Fox, C. G. Drake, J. P. Caron:
    Treatment of 54 traumatic carotid cavernous fistulas.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, November 1981, 55: 678-692.
  • G. Guglielmi, F. Viñuela, M. S. Sepetka, V. Macellari:
    Electrothrombosis of saccular aneurysms via endovascular approach. Part 1: Electrochemical basis, technique, and experimental results.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, July 1991, 75: 1-7
  • G. Guglielmi, F. Viñuela, J. Dion, G. Duckwiler:
    Electrothrombosis of saccular aneurysms via endovascular approach. Part 2: Preliminary clinical experience.
    Journal of Neurosurgery, July 1991, 75: 8-14.

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