Use of the Outreach Distal Access Catheter for microcatheter stabilization during intracranial arteriovenous malformation embolization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Outreach DAC is an intermediate-sized catheter designed for use with the Merci clot retriever in acute stroke. We investigated its utility as an adjunctive device during AVM pedicle embolization. In the authors' opinion, the DAC provided additional guide-catheter and microcatheter support, improved selective angiographic visualization of AVM angioarchitecture, aided microcatheter removal from its embedded position in the AVM Onyx cast, and enhanced local microcatheter control and safety, compared with embolization with the guide and microcatheter alone.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Binning, MJ; Yashar, P; Orion, D; Hauck, EF; Levy, EI; Hopkins, LN; Siddiqui, AH

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 9

Start / End Page

  • E117 - E119

PubMed ID

  • 21757517

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7964779

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-959X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.A2547


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States