Wide-Neck Aneurysms: The Neuroform Stent and the Enterprise Stent System

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A wide neck, intracranial aneurysm is an aneurysm that has a wide opening where it attaches to the artery.

The Neuroform Stent System consists of a stent and a delivery wire. The stent is a permanent implant that is placed across the aneurysm neck. It is a tiny mesh tube that is made from a material called nitinol. The delivery wire is used to thread the stent through your artery to the aneurysm neck. After the stent is in place, your doctor fills the aneurysm sac with coils. The purpose of the coils is to fill the aneurysm and lower the chance of the aneurysm rupturing. The stent keeps the coils from falling out of the aneurysm sac. The purpose of the treatment is to close off the aneurysm neck and lower the chance of rupture of otherwise untreatable aneurysms.

Contact Dr. Athos Patsalides: 212-746-2821