Woven EndoBridge® (WEB)- Brain Aneurysm Treatment-Advancement of Medical Technology in India
In the treatment of brain aneurysms, endovascular options continue to evolve. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device known as the Woven EndoBridge® (WEB), which can offer a new minimally invasive option that can deliver a curative treatment for some of the most challenging aneurysm cases.
Not all brain aneurysms are the same. For a particularly complex subset of aneurysms, minimally invasive treatments have not proven as successful as classic open surgery. Coil devices have long been the mainstay of minimally invasive brain aneurysm treatment. However, many patients require multiple coils – often 5-8 – to fill the aneurysm and, in complex cases, use additional devices to support coils. This can lead to a need for repeat procedures over time and increases patients’ risk.
Flow-diverting devices offer another option utilizing a single implant. But these can be ineffective when the aneurysm’s distinct anatomy doesn’t perfectly suit that device.
The WEB is a unique device that both fills the aneurysm and provides flow-diversion properties in a single implant. It is a sphere of woven wires – appearing a bit like a basket and about the size of an eraser head on a pencil – that is inserted by a minimally invasive catheter and threaded up into the aneurysm. Unlike traditional coil devices, the WEB forms to the shape of the aneurysm, preventing blood flow into it and allowing the vessel wall to heal.
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