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MicroVention Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support LVIS or LVIS Jr. Humanitarian Use Device (LVIS HUD)

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The LVIS HUD is a stent (a small metallic mesh tube) that will be placed across the neck of the aneurysm; it is intended to remodel the blood vessel as well as provide support for the coils that will be placed inside the aneurysm. The purpose of the coils is to facilitate aneurysm occlusion by blocking blood flow into the aneurysm. The purpose of the treatment is to close off the aneurysm neck and lower the chance of aneurysm rupture.

LVIS stent deviceWhile it cannot be guaranteed, the primary potential benefit of the LVIS HUD is that it may provide a mechanism to successfully treat wide-necked intracranial aneurysms with coils. 

Contact Dr. Knopman: 212-746-5149