Presurgical embolization of intracranial extra-axial tumours using Glubran 2®: Our experience in 14 patients

Luigi Simonetti, L. Raffi, P. Cenni, A. Andreoli, F. Calbucci, M. Leonardi

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Abstract

This study aimed to define the indications, technique and results of presurgical embolization of intracranial extra-axial tumours using Glubran 2® a new acrylic glue with the CE mark, suitable for permanent embolization of the pathological circulation of tumours. Embolization was performed prior to surgery in seven patients with benign tumours and three patients with malignant lesions. All the procedures were technically feasible and achieved partial or complete embolization of the vascularized lesion without periprocedural complications. Glubran 2® proved easy to use with excellent intravascular penetration achieving permanent embolization. The degree of presurgical embolization in terms of surgical field haemostasis was satisfactory in all cases and correlated to the degree of vascular occlusion achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-658
Number of pages14
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Volume17
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Cyanoacrylate
  • Extra-axial tumours
  • Glubran 2
  • Meningiomas
  • Presurgical embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Simonetti, L., Raffi, L., Cenni, P., Andreoli, A., Calbucci, F., & Leonardi, M. (2004). Presurgical embolization of intracranial extra-axial tumours using Glubran 2®: Our experience in 14 patients. Rivista di Neuroradiologia, 17(5), 645-658.