I’ve Got Stents On (In) the Brain

Brain stint 


Medical science never fails to amaze me. This is a good example of just that.

University of Buffalo doctor L.N. "Nick Hopkins" wants to snake a NiTi tipped catheter into your brain. That is, if you happen to have a non-drug responsive, high risk aneurysm. Applying technology that’s been in use all over the rest of the vasculature, cerebral stenting offers a "lets open up that skull of yours"-free option, but still needs some development work…

Going Where No Stents Have Gone Before: The Brain