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Novel use of the pipeline embolization device for reperfusion of the middle cerebral artery post surgical aneurysm clipping
  1. Eric MacKenzie Nyberg1,
  2. M Imran Chaudry1,2,
  3. Aquilla S Turk1,2,
  4. Raymond D Turner1,2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr R D Turner, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 428 CSB, Charleston, South Carolina 29466, USA; turnerrd{at}musc.edu

We describe a case in which elective surgical clipping of an internal carotid artery terminus aneurysm resulted in compromised flow through the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA). Reperfusion was salvaged the following day with novel use of the pipeline embolization device to buttress open the MCA. We believe that mechanical properties unique to the pipeline device facilitated the success of the procedure.

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