Temporary balloon occlusion to test adequacy of collateral flow to the retina and tolerance for endovascular aneurysmal coiling

Ali Shaibani, Saquib Khawar, Bernard Bendok, Matthew Walker, Eric J. Russell, H. Hunt Batjer

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Two carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms with incorporation of the artery into the neck were referred for endovascular assessment. Temporary balloon occlusion at the aneurysm neck was performed in an attempt to assess the adequacy of collateral flow to the retina. During inflation, the patients reported visual deterioration that resolved upon deflation, which indicates that collateral blood flow was insufficient. The patients were referred for surgical clipping to ensure preservation of the ophthalmic artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1384-1386
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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