Pipeline® Embolization Device

Pipeline® embolization device

A brain aneurysm diagnosis can be daunting news, but learning about some of the treatments available can help ease your anxieties. One treatment option for a brain aneurysm involves the use of a Pipeline® embolization device (PED).

The PED is a flexible, braided wire mesh tube that is placed within the internal carotid artery in the brain. This blocks off large or wide-necked aneurysms, preventing them from doing damage. The device also reduces the likelihood that an aneurysm will rupture.

The PED is threaded up through a catheter placed in a blood vessel in your leg and is moved up to your brain where it is implanted across the neck of the aneurysm, cutting off blood flow. The blood that remains in the aneurysm will form a blood clot, which prevents the rupture of the aneurysm and may also cause the aneurysm to shrink in size over time.

Pipeline® embolization device conditions treated

The Pipeline® embolization device is ideal for the treatment of large intracranial aneurysms. The neurosurgeons at Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute have extensive experience and expertise in the proper use of Pipeline®. 

The Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute approach

The Brain Aneurysm Center and Center for Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute combines advanced technical knowledge and leading-edge technologies for ruptured and non-ruptured aneurysms, including the Pipeline® embolization device.

Pipeline® embolization device risks

With low complication rates, the Pipeline® embolization device offers you a better chance at long-lasting aneurysm occlusion, which means it will block an aneurysm from your brain for a long time. 


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