Acute frame coil migration during filling coil retrieval in a cerebral aneurysm embolization case: A possible result of a venturi effect?

Omer Doron, Eran Meirowitz, Eitan Abergel

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Abstract

Coil migration is a known complication of endovascular coiling of cerebral aneu-rysms. We report an acute coil migration occurring during coiling of an unruptured anterior choroidal aneurysm, while a separate coil was retrieved into the microcath-eter concomitantly without direct contact between the coils. The “pulling” of a pre-viously deployed stable coil is presented as an adverse effect that should be noted. This case exemplifies that not only direct entanglement or erroneous malposition can generate acute migration, but possibly, also alteration of physical forces during coil retrieval. A potential mechanism, similar to a venturi effect, caused by a quick suction within the microcatheter at its distal end, is suggested, and the clinical rele-vance of the case is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coil migration
  • Endovascular techniques
  • Venturi effect
  • ‌Cerebral aneurysm

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