A new technique for vascular embolization using two Gianturco steel coils is described. The authors used a 'coil-in-coil' technique to embolize the arteries of 12 dogs. In this technique a large coil is introduced into the artery followed by a smaller coil, which is delivered with a special introducer into the lumen of the first coil. Two coils can therefore be introduced into a shorter length of vessel. This method was as effective as 'packing' the vessel with two coils in a row. The coil-in-coil technique is especially advantageous for use in infants and children with short, anomalous vessels, minimizing the risk of coil dislodgment into normal peripheral vessels.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging