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Revolutionary New Technique Uses Onyx to Fill Hard-To-Treat Aneurysms
Date:3/26/2008

Dr. Demetrius Lopes one of first in country to use new technique

CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been quite a week for aneurysm patient Diane Long, of Homewood, Illinois. On Sunday, she struggled with double vision because of a large aneurysm in her brain compressing a nerve that controls eye movement. On Monday, she became one of the first in the country to have surgery using a noninvasive procedure and a newly developed material called Onyx. On Wednesday she was back home and feeling like she had a new lease on life.

An aneurysm is a pocket formed on a weakened vessel wall, which can disrupt normal blood flow, develop clots and in some cases, burst. Diane has a strong genetic predisposition to large aneurysms of the brain. Four of her family members, including two sisters, have received treatment for these type of aneurysms. So in 2005, when one her sisters developed a bleeding aneurysm, Diane made an appointment for an MRI of her brain. At that time, the MRI scans showed a small aneurysm and the doctors said they would watch it. Recently it began to grow again, causing her to have a drooping eyelid and double vision.

Diane, who is a home health care nurse, carefully researched her treatment options for the large, 1.8 cm aneurysm. Through her research, she found Dr. Demetrius Lopes, an experienced vascular neurosurgeon with the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) medical group. Because of the large size of the aneurysm and the family history, Lopes suggested she use a stent combined with Onyx, a new liquid polymer material that fills the aneurysm pocket and prevents future blood flow into the weakened area of the vessel. It is injected through a catheter into the blood vessel of the brain at the location of the aneurysm. Once it is injected it solidifies into a spongy, cohesive material. Dr. Lopes is the first in Illinois and among the first physicians in the country to use Onyx to treat an aneurysm in
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