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A mini-review of intrasaccular flow diverters
  1. Constantin Hecker1,2,
  2. Erasmia Broussalis1,2,
  3. Christoph J Griessenauer2,3,
  4. Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer1,2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 2Institute of Neurointervention, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Constantin Hecker, Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; c.hecker{at}


Treatment of wide-necked complex intracranial aneurysms continues to challenge neurointerventionalists. Intrasaccular flow diverters have expanded the armamentarium considerably and are now used extensively. While five types of devices have already obtained the CE mark for use within Europe, only the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Other intrasaccular devices are the Luna/Artisse Aneurysm Embolization System (Medtronic), the Medina Embolic Device (Medtronic), the Contour Neurovascular System (Cerus), and the Neqstent Coil Assisted Flow Diverter (Cerus). This mini review will provide a compact overview of these devices and a summary of the current literature.

  • aneurysm
  • flow diverter
  • device

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  • Contributors Conceptualization: CH, EB, CJG, MK-O. Research/data analysis: CH, MK-O. First draft: CH. Revision: CH, EB, CJG, MK-O.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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