Abstract

Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

Applications of the AnastoClip® for Neurosurgical Interventions

  • Open or Close Wolff Kirsch* and Justin Brier-Jones

    Director, Neurosurgery Center for Research, Training and Education, Loma Linda University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Wolff Kirsch, Director, Neurosurgery Center for Research, Training and Education, Loma Linda University, 11234 Anderson Street, Room A537, Loma Linda, CA 92354, Tel: (909) 558-7071; Email: wkirsch@llu.edu

Submission: February 03, 2018; Published: March 06, 2018

Volume1 Issue3
March 2018

Abstract

The concept of an easily applied non-penetrating microclip was born from the frustrations of attempting neurosurgical microvascular anastomoses with needle and suture for bypass procedures. The doubts, failures and frustrations associated with suturing the thick-walled superficial temporal artery to a thinwalled brain cortical artery to increase brain oxygenation stimulated development of this device. Anon-penetrating titanium microclip for joining vessels 1-3 mm in diameter was readily constructed with precision electrolytic metal cutting technology originally developed by Swiss watchmakers.

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