The purpose of the study was to compare the performance of second-generation embolic devices with that of platinum coils in experimental aneurysms. Microsurgically constructed bifurcation aneurysms in rabbits were embolized with platinum coils (n = 7), HydroCoils 10 (n = 10), HydroSoft (n = 14) or Cerecyte (n = 6) devices. After 1 month, angiographic occlusion was scored and the aneurysms were histologically evaluated by light microscopy. Continuous and ordinal results were compared using ANOVA/Tukey-Kramer HSD and chi(2) tests respectively. Angiographic occlusion at follow-up was increased in the HydroCoil and HydroSoft groups and decreased in the platinum coil and Cerecyte groups. Fibrovascular tissue was observed in the sac of the Cerecyte group, while mixtures of fibrovascular tissue and fibrinous thrombus were observed in the other three groups. The inflammatory response and endothelialization of the neck were similar in all groups. Expansile hydrogel devices have led to increased progressive occlusion, while degradable polymer devices led to an increased rate of thrombus organization compared with platinum coils.
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