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Preoperative embolization of intracranial hemangiopericytomas: case series and introduction of the transtumoral embolization technique.

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Summary of "Preoperative embolization of intracranial hemangiopericytomas: case series and introduction of the transtumoral embolization technique."

Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare dural-based neoplasms. Preoperative embolization of these notoriously hypervascular tumors can be challenging as they often receive their dominant blood supply from pial feeders arising from the internal carotid artery (ICA) or vertebrobasilar (VB) circulation. This study reviews our historical experience with HPC embolization and introduces the transtumoral technique for backfilling pial tumor vasculature by delivering Onyx-18 through diminutive external carotid artery (ECA) feeders.

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Name: Journal of neurointerventional surgery
ISSN: 1759-8486
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