Recoiling suture and methylmethacrylate in aneurysm thrombosis preliminary report

A. Patil, M. P. Nagaraj

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Injection of acrylic material into the aneurysm is a relatively simple procedure if escape of the material into the circulation can be prevented by means of a coil inserted into the aneurysm prior to injection of the acrylic material. In the present study, polypropylene (00000) suture was given a coiling property. On extrusion through a 22 gauge spinal needle the suture regained its coiled shape. Experiments were carried out on dogs with the external carotid artery serving as a model for an aneurysm. Using a 22 gauge spinal needle, first the coiled suture was inserted into the aneurysm and then methylmethacrylate was injected. Ten aneurysms were thrombosed. None of the animals suffered a neurological deficit. Complete thrombosis of the aneurysms were noted in all the animals. On perfection, this technique could eventually be used for stereotaxic thrombosis of intracranial aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • Stereotaxic surgery
  • aneurysm thrombosis
  • methylmethacrylate
  • recoiling suture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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