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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Eric Sauvageau explains a flexible, wire-mesh sleeve that can be placed within the carotid artery is providing physicians with a safer and more effective treatment for a challenging and dangerous form of brain aneurysm. Early use of the braided cylinder, called a Pipeline Embolization Device, shows the potential to reduce hospital stays by as much as one week in many patients. The FDA-approved device has been available for only a few months and already has been utilized successfully in patients at Ohio State University Medical Center.