Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery

Technical note

T. Mizutani, D. G. Piepgras, M. Gazi Yasargil, S. I. Abdulrauf, J. D. Day, D. S. Samson

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The tips of clip blades are often invisible during operations on large, deep, or posteriorly projecting aneurysms. To overcome this problem, we sought to develop a series of scaled clips. METHODS: We made scaled clips modified from Yasargil titanium clips. The blades of the new clips are scaled every 5 mm from the tips with alternating colors. We have added six new types of straight scaled clips. RESULTS: To date, we have performed approximately 40 aneurysm clippings using the new scaled clips and have confirmed their usefulness. CONCLUSION: Scaling on the blades helps confirm accurate placement of a clip, even during operations for large, deep, or posteriorly projecting aneurysms, in which blade tips are often invisible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1253-1254
Number of pages2
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume46
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Aneurysm clip
  • Scale
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Mizutani, T., Piepgras, D. G., Gazi Yasargil, M., Abdulrauf, S. I., Day, J. D., & Samson, D. S. (2000). Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery: Technical note. Neurosurgery, 46(5), 1253-1254.

Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery : Technical note. / Mizutani, T.; Piepgras, D. G.; Gazi Yasargil, M.; Abdulrauf, S. I.; Day, J. D.; Samson, D. S.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2000, p. 1253-1254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mizutani, T, Piepgras, DG, Gazi Yasargil, M, Abdulrauf, SI, Day, JD & Samson, DS 2000, 'Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery: Technical note', Neurosurgery, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 1253-1254.
Mizutani T, Piepgras DG, Gazi Yasargil M, Abdulrauf SI, Day JD, Samson DS. Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery: Technical note. Neurosurgery. 2000;46(5):1253-1254.
Mizutani, T. ; Piepgras, D. G. ; Gazi Yasargil, M. ; Abdulrauf, S. I. ; Day, J. D. ; Samson, D. S. / Scaled clips for aneurysm surgery : Technical note. In: Neurosurgery. 2000 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 1253-1254.
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