Article Type: Short Communication

Published: March, 2018

Journal Name: Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

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. A non-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.