Retrograde suction decompression of an ophthalmic artery aneurysm using balloon occlusion. Technical note

J. A. Scott, T. G. Horner, T. J. Leipzig

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A large ophthalmic artery aneurysm was ligated using a modification of the retrograde suction technique described by Batjer and Samson. Temporary proximal occlusion of the internal carotid artery was accomplished with a double-lumen balloon catheter, and distal occlusion was performed with a temporary clip. The aneurysm was collapsed by gentle aspiration through the distal lumen of the balloon catheter. This greatly facilitated dissection and clip ligation of the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991



  • aneurysm
  • balloon occlusion
  • operative technique
  • ophthalmic artery
  • suction decompression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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