Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease 2020 Vol.3 No.1 1-9

Clinical Use of the Sonic Microcatheter with a Detachable Tip

Author(s): Xian-Li Lv1

Affiliation(s): 1Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 102218, China

Corresponding Author: Xian-Li Lv

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Key Words: Arteriovenous malformation; Dural arteriovenous fistula; Sonic microcatheter


The Sonic microcatheter, a new type of dimethylsulfoxide-compatible detachable tip microcatheter, is as safe and effective as the Marathon microcatheter. This review summarized the clinical use of the Sonic microcatheter, including cerebral arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas, cerebral aneurysms, and vascular malformations of the spinal cord. The Sonic microcatheter promotes the emergence of the pressure cooker technique as well as new techniques for intravenous embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

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On-line Access: 2020-03-01

Received: 2019-08-29

Revision Accepted: 2019-11-07

Publish: 2020-03-01

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