Electromagnetic Field Focusing (EFF) probe for intravascular endarterectomy. Preliminary feasibility study

A. Patil, W. Yamanashi, D. Hill, J. Valentine

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Abstract

Vaporization of atheromas in 10 human aorta segments immersed under flowing blood in vitro were done using the EFF probe. No increase in packed cells of the flowing blood following atheroma vaporization were noted suggesting absence of post vaporization debris. No damage to the aorta underlying the vaporized atheroma was noted on light microscopy suggesting well localized vaporization process. This study suggests that EFF probe might be a safe tool for intravascular endarterectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume91
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1988

Keywords

  • Atheroma
  • EFF probe
  • endarterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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