Utility of the "buddy" wire in intracranial procedures

J. Bradley White, David F. Kallmes

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Abstract

Patients undergoing neurointerventional procedures with excessively tortuous vascular anatomy often have limited treatment options. The ability to pass and maintain the stability of micro-guidewires, catheters, and interventional devices is often a product of guide catheter steadiness. A companion wire passed through the lumen of the guide catheter to increase the guide catheter's stiffness can overcome the challenges associated with tortuous anatomy; this companion wire is referred to as a "buddy" wire. We demonstrate the technical success of this system by presenting a patient whose endovascular treatment would have otherwise been impossible without a "buddy" wire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • "Buddy" wire
  • Aneurysm
  • Catheter
  • Neurointerventional procedures
  • Tortuous vascular anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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