Treatment of intracranial aneurysms

The term intracranial aneurysm is used to describe the dilations or weak points in the walls of arterial blood vessels. Because of the weaknesses in the vessel walls, there is an increased risk of tears in the blood vessels, or 'ruptures', of the arteries supplying the blood to the brain. This causes bleeding on the surface of the brain (known as subarachnoid haemorrhages) and/or in the brain (known as a brain haemorrhage/ intracerebral bleed­ing) – a life-threatening condition for the patient concerned.

It is therefore vital to be able to recognise and seal off aneurysms that are at risk of rupture. The closure of aneurysms, on an acute or preventive basis, in interventional neuroradiology is performed using minimally invasive, endovascular techniques.

Acandis® offers the following products for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms

For stent-assisted coiling procedures, Acandis® has developed the ACCLINO® flex plus Stent – a highly flexible Nitinol aneurysm-bridging stent with asymmetric cell design. Learn more >

The DERIVO® Embolisation Device is a flow diverter that reduces the flow velocity in the aneurysm, supports progressive thrombosis and thus contributes in the long term to the possible regression of the aneurysm.  Learn more >

Note: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Information

Non-clinical tests have shown that the Acandis implant is suitable for MR-examination. After implantation, patients can be safely scanned with a static magnetic field of 3 Tesla.
The MR imaging quality may be affected if the implant is located in the area of interest. Optimisation of the imaging parameters is recommended.

 
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