A team from the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine recently performed an innovative endovascular surgery featuring the PulseRider device marking the first time the device has been used in the state of Texas.
The PulseRider is a minimally invasive aneurysm neck reconstruction device with a unique open cell frame configuration that conforms to the vessel walls. The device is designed to be completely retrievable and repositionable and intended to resolve the shortcomings of current endovascular devices.
A 54-year-old male, who was referred to the department for treatment of a wide-necked basilar apex aneurysm, received a coil embolization assisted with the PulseRider device on November 3 and was discharged from the hospital the following day.
Coil embolism is the use of platinum coils to fill the inside of an aneurysm so that blood cannot get in.
Dr. Peter Kan, Associate Professor and Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, performed the surgery. “It is a good adjunctive device for certain wide-necked bifurcation cerebral aneurysms,” he said when asked about the PulseRider. “In these select cases, it allows successful coil embolization with much less metal placed in the parent artery compared to traditional self-expanding stents.”
Kan and his team are the first to use the PulseRider in the state of Texas since its FDA Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) approval.
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