Balloon-assisted embolization of skull base meningioma with liquid embolic agent

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The authors report a novel technique of balloon-assisted embolization of a skull base meningioma supplied by a branch of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery using liquid embolic agent. A temporarily inflated balloon distal to the meningioma's feeding vessel may improve the access to this small branch and may reduce the chances of unintended reflux during delivery of the liquid embolic agent.

Abbreviations used in this paper: ICA = internal carotid artery; ILT = inferolateral trunk.
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Address correspondence to: Fabrice Bonneville, M.D., Ph.D., Service de neuroradiologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47 boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France. email: fabrice.bonneville@psl.aphp.fr.

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