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Biomechanics of Stent Grafts for Intracranial Aneurysm Repair

[+] Author Affiliations
Linxia Gu

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Swadeshmukul Santra

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Ashok V. Kumar

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Paper No. BioMed2007-38025, pp. 31-32; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2007-38025
From:
  • ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 7–8, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4266-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3797-1
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

General non-invasive endovascular procedures for treatment of intracranial aneurysms involve stenting across the aneurysm neck, embolization and coiling of the aneurysm cavity. However it cannot be used to treat many wide-necked and fusiform intracranial aneurysms, or carotid-cavernous fistulae. Stent grafts will have the capability of completely preventing the blood flow into the aneurysm cavity or fistula rent, and thereby reducing the risk of aneurysm rupture in the brain. An endovascular approach of placing a stent graft would be a promising method [1–3].

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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